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Fight the New Drug’s Clay Olsen answers the question “Why speak to teens about porn?”

A lot of people think “why should we approach teens on the issue of pornography?” because they think it is an adult problem, it’s something that adults are struggling with, it’s impacting marriages, so why focus on teens? The team at Fight the New Drug have received letters from former addicts, teenagers and even children as young as 7 years old who are saying that they need help. Society has to pull it’s head out of the sand and understand that this is an issue impacting teenagers and young people of today.

Clay Olsen is from Fight the New Drug, an organisation that works with students in schools across the USA to educate them about porn and encourage them to take a stand.

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A lot a of people kind of question why we approach teens on this issue. Or why as whole we approach, wanna approach teens on this issue. Cos they think that this is an adult problem. They think that this is something that only adults are dealing with. It’s impacting marriages sure but why, why do we bring this up for teens? Well the reality is that we’ve received thousands of emails from former addicts and even teenagers that are dealing with this issue. And we’d even receive emails from people as young as 7, 8 and 9 years old, that are not only saying hey good job, they’re saying I need help. And so this is an issue that is definitely impacting our young children and teenagers of today and we as a society have gotta pull our heads out of the sand. We gotta stop sweeping it under the rug. We’ve gotta address this issue. We’ve gotta treat this as the public health issue for what it really is. So teenagers are a key demographic we need to really hone in on.