A recent research claimed that school going teenagers could be at a risk of some long term effects after they are made to see sexualised and raunchy content. It was found after a team of researchers led by a sexualised and raunchy imagery roped in children of the age from 13 to 16 from three Adelaide high schools.
The team observed the reaction of the children when they were exposed to sexualised images in mainstream media, advertising, music video clips, and internet cultures. Though such images were very much under their reach, it was claimed by Ms Monique Mulholland that they did not seem to be “taking over their hearts and minds”.
It was worth noting that though sexualised imagery is something quite common now, teenagers were not found that addicted to them. They appeared to be very much in touch with the reality instead of living in fantasy, quite opposite to the popular perception that teens are addiction to such images.
“They weren’t saying that anything goes. They haven’t normalised it: rather, they are keeping it at a distance, often by using humour”, said the lead researcher, while asserting that there is need to understand the long term effects of such images.