Screening: Over 18, a Documentary About Porn

Date/Time
Date(s) - May 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Willoughby Christian Reformed Church

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Watch over18 and learn about the dangers teenagers face each day when exposed to pornography. Panel discussion will follow the screening

THE STATS

  • 9 in 10 boys and 6 in 10 girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18 [1]

  • Of the youth that have seen pornography online, 94% had seen it by age 14 [2]

  • 40% of teens have created a sexual image or video of themselves, and a quarter have sent this to someone else [3]

  • 53% of boys and 39% of girls who have seen porn believe it’s a realistic depiction of sex [2]

  • 44% of boys and 29% of girls who have seen online pornography say it’s given them ideasabout the types of sex they want to try out [2]

  • Of minors who have seen online pornography, about 60% saw it for the first time at home [2]

  • 39% of boys and 23% of girls have seen sexual bondage online [1]

Sources:
  1. The Nature and Dynamics of Internet Pornography Exposure for Youth (access here)
  2. NSPCC and Middlesex University London Report (access here)
  3. Under Pressure ChildLine Review (access here)

SYNOPSIS

Over 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. In addition to interviews with porn producers, ex-porn stars, and academics, directors Jared and Michelle Brock highlight the story of Joseph, a 13 year-old boy who is recovering from a porn addiction that he fell into when he was nine years old. The film compares what porn used to be in the magazine era and what it’s become in the age of the internet, and demonstrates why kids in particular are susceptible to addiction.

THE FILM AS A RESOURCE

Over 18 has been screened in various community settings, including universities, parent-teacher associations, churches, NGOs, and Canada’s Parliament. Each context adds a unique element to the screening, be it legislative, recovery-focused, faith-based, or education-oriented. The film provides parents, teachers, and others who interact with children with a deeper understanding of the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and proposes solutions for preventing exposure and addiction.

THE GOAL

We want to educate parents about what their kids are being exposed to online and encourage them to talk with them about it. But conversations aren’t enough. We also think that adult websites should be mandated to install meaningful age verification systems so that no one under the age of 18 can access their highly addictive material. This new law would help protect our kids online and provide an easy and effective way for parents and caregivers to prevent their children from being exposed to pornography.

Following the screening of over18 there will be a panel discussion facilitated by Kevin Lobert, Youth Pastor at Langley Immanuel CRC.

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