Tanith Carey is an award-winning journalist and parenting author. Her fifth book: "Where Has My Little Girl Gone?” is written as a hands-on guide for parents on how to protect their daughters from growing up too soon. Tanith attended high school in New York – and also worked as a foreign correspondent for British papers in the city. She now lives in London with her husband Anthony and two daughters, Lily, 9 and Clio, 6.
When I use the term "porn addict", is the first image that springs to your mind a man or teenage youth glued to a computer screen?
If so, think again. One in three visitors to pornographic websites are now women – and as many as one in five say they are hooked, according to a study by the Internet Filter Software Review.
While it’s accepted that women are watching - and enjoying - porn more...
When I first started writing about how parents can look after their kids’ childhoods, I wasn’t prepared for the volley of criticism that would be leveled against me. Since the publication of my book “Where Has My Little Girl Gone?” I have been variously slammed as a “moral crusader”, part of a “moral panic” and being sexually repressive.
I am sure there are many educators out there who...
At first, when children see pornography on the Internet, they don’t realize they’re watching fiction.
There is so much of it – and much of it claims to be performed by real people; they assume it must be what adults do.
Any curious child logging on would quickly come to the conclusion that sex is a performance, not an act of emotional intimacy.
The problem is it can take a lot to undo these...
When I sat down to write my guide for parents on how to deal with the premature sexualisation of children in our society, in many ways I was not prepared for what I was about to see.
Before I came to research the effects of pornography on young minds, I mistakenly assumed that truly hard-core X-rated images could only be accessed with credit-cards and that they were hidden behind...