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External Colloquium - May 30 - Jochen Peter (University of Amsterdam)

Wanneer:do 30-05-2013 13:00 - 14:15

On Thursday, May 30, from 13.00 - 14.15 hours, the next external colloquium will be held. Guest is Jochen Peter from the University of Amsterdam. The subject of his presentation will be Youth and Internet Porno.


In the past years, several public debates have centered on the alleged sexualization of Dutch adolescents. The internet has played a central role in these debates. On the internet, adolescents can not only easily access pornography, but they can also distribute sexual material to others and look for sexual partners. Until recently, however, little was known about these issues from a scientific, evidence-based perspective. How many adolescents do use pornography on the internet? Does internet pornography affect adolescents, for example in how they think about sex and love? Do adolescents really send nude photos of themselves to others? Do they look for sexual contacts online? Jochen Peter will present results from several longitudinal studies that have been done at the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media at the University of Amsterdam in the past six years, thereby trying to make a nuanced, evidence-based contribution to the recurring debate about the sexualization of youth.

Jochen Peter (PhD 2003, UvA) is a professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the UvA. His research interests focus on adolescents' use of new media and its consequences for their psycho-social development and their sexual socialization.

Location: Grote Rozenstraat 31, 9712 TG Groningen, room B136 - Gadourekzaal

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