Expert talk "Young people & Pornography"

In the klicksafe expert talk on the topic of "Young people & pornography"  we talk to Madita Oeming. She is a literary and cultural scientist and, as an independent porn researcher, has made it her mission to change the public discourse on pornography. You can find information about Madita Oeming and her work at:

The klicksafe expert talk on the topic of "Young people & pornography" is part of the klicksafe campaign "Let's talk about porn" for Safer Internet Day 2024. The campaign focuses on protecting and educating children and young people about pornographic content and digital boundary violations. All information and further materials can be found on our SID website.

Video 1: What do we actually mean by pornography?

When it comes to the topic of pornography, different attitudes and perspectives quickly arise - pornography polarizes. But what do we actually mean by pornography? One thing is clear: there is no simple definition. We asked Madita Oeming, an independent pornography researcher, about it.

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Video 2: Do we talk too little about pornography?

Pornography is a rather shameful topic for many people. It is therefore difficult to talk about it, especially when it comes to their own experiences with pornographic content. Madita Oeming explains why this is the case and why it is important to talk about pornography more often.

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Video 3: What do we know about adolescent pornography use?

Young people come into contact with pornography, even though making pornographic content available to minors is prohibited. What do we know about how young people use pornography? In what contexts do they come into contact with it?

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Video 4: What effects does the use of pornography have on young people?

The effect that pornographic content can have on young people is a much-discussed topic. On the one hand, there are major concerns that pornographic content could harm young people in their own sexual development. On the other hand, there is a lack of sufficient research to actually verify these concerns. Madita Oeming summarizes the current study situation and explains the circumstances under which pornography use can have negative consequences for young people.

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Video 5: "Porn literacy" - What does that mean?

Talking about young people and pornography usually has two objectives: To protect adolescents from negative effects and to strengthen skills so that young people can deal with online content in a self-determined and responsible manner. This also includes dealing with pornography. Media psychologist and scientist Nicola Döring has developed the educational approach of so-called "pornography literacy" as genre-specific media literacy. Madita Oeming explains what this is all about and how young people can be sensitized to pornography.

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