Pope Francis and Internet Problems – level 3

12-10-2017 07:00

Pope Francis talked about ‘troubling things on the Internet’. First, he discussed pornography, which habitually seeing can cause the stimulation threshold to raise. Then he spoke about the phenomenon of ‘sexting’ between young men and women on social media, and how online bullying is an actual moral and physical attack on young people.

Last, he mentioned ‘sextortion’, which is when adults solicit minors to use them for sexual purposes, online sexual trafficking, and the live views of rape and violence against minors all over the world.

Pope Francis said that it would be a serious delusion to think that allowing so much sex on the Internet would protect minors.

Difficult words: habitually (frequently), stimulation threshold (how much excitement a person needs to feel sexually interested), bullying (hurting someone weaker than you), solicit (look for and use), minor (a child), delusion (a false idea).

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