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04 Mar 2016

Is there such a thing as 'Porn Addiction?'

With more and more people opening up and sharing their battles with porn addiction through online and social media, it's becoming a known factor that it isn't just something that can effect adults but children aswell.

According to an article published by BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-35651737, actor Terry Crews has shared his battle with Porn Addiction, stating that he started watching porn at just 12 years old.

Pornography really messed up my life in a lot of ways," he says. "If day turns into nights, and you are still watching, you've probably got a problem. And that was me.

What can schools do to protect children from being exposed to such content?

Using Smoothwall's secure Real-Time web filter SWG (Secure Web Gateway) enables you to filter and block content from your network, without restricting access to sites which aid academic learning.

Students simply won't be able to visit these sites resulting in less exposure. As we know addictions such as this don't just effect children but adults too.

It's easy for pornography to become an increased addiction outside of work and in certain cases can be a potential threat to others, especially when websites containing content such as teenage or child porn are searched for.

Smoothwall's eSafe Solution can help monitor schools devices both online and offline and provide you with a report on what websites are being visited and when.

This gives you the information you need to be able to take appropriate action quickly and most effectively. To contact us and find out more information Click here.

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