Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Porn Addiction

Children experts said that pornography addiction among children might cause brain damage that could lead to depression and behavioral problems similar to those caused by illegal drugs.

According to The Jakarta Globe/D.Sagita, this alarming theory has been mentioned by several speakers at a Seminar on the Effect of Pornography on Monday, as follows :
Dr. Jofisal Janis, the Head of Intelligence Development Center of the Department of Health, said that pornography addiction among children would damage the function and structure of their brain. He also said that children are vurnerable to brain damage because their brains absorb information faster than adults, and pornography addiction is likely to degrade their intelligence potential.
Donald Hilton Jr., a neurosurgeon from the Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, said that pornography addiction could cause changes in the brain’s neurotransmitters and may interrupt oxygen metabolism in the brain. Such changes would cause the brain to focus too much on pleasure receptors, thus failing to control behavior.
We and Our Children Foundation reported a 2008 survey claiming that 66 percent of the 4th. through 6th. grade students in Jakarta & vicinity have seen pornography from various media, including comics, games, the Internet, movies and magazines.
The Children Protection Committee reported a 2007 survey claiming that 97 percent of 4,500 teenagers they surveyed in 12 big cities of Indonesia, had seen a blue movie.

Considering the dangerous effect that Pornography might bring to the children, many efforts have been made to ban pornography, such as by imposing strict laws e.g the Anti Pornography Law, Communication and Electronic Exchange Law etc. However, in my opinion, the main cause of Pornography Addiction among children is caused by their parents unability to take a good care of their children. If they always pay full attention on their children, such addiction could be prevented or minimised.

4 comments:

Rob Baiton said...

I guess if it permanently damages children then it only makes sense to pass a pornography law that seems to outlaw the nude form in just about all cases (except under strict supervision of the offending material).

The simplicity of this kind of statistical argument then begs the question, why not ban cigarettes? Simply, the statistics would suggest that cigarettes are the primary contributing factor in lung cancer and other cancers that generally result in death.

Indonesia :D

Harry Nizam H. said...

@Rob
I guess it is because banning Pornography would draw support from majority of religious community. Besides, the finacial risks would be lower than banning cigarettes (provide Jobs & Tax)

Jentry said...

Mr. Nizam,

My name is Jentry Miskin and I am coming with a team from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA to film a documentary on pornography addiction in Indonesia this summer. I would be very interested in speaking with you about this topic and your experiences in Indonesia. Please contact me.
Thanks,
Jentry
jentron.miskin@gmail.com

Harry Nizam H. said...

Hi Jentry,
Thank you for your comment.
It's an honour for me to know you.
I'll contact your e-mail.
Best regards,
Harry