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Religious Israeli Teens Frequent Inappropriate Websites, Survey Reveals

Being religious doesn’t prevent Israeli teens from looking at pornography, a new survey has revealed.

According to numbers released by Olam Katan, a Shabbat publication devoted to the country’s religious youth, just under 30 percent of of religious teens look at “religiously inappropriate” Web sites, while an even higher number - 37 percent - admit they’ve figured out how to circumvent parental-control software, which is now present in 50 percent of religious households. Attending a yeshiva rather than a less religious high school makes no difference in porn use, according to responses from the survey’s 902 participants.

The results, reported by Israeli news Web site NRG, showed that Internet use in general has risen significantly among religious youth, with observant teens now spending a third more time online - six hours per day - than they did five years ago.

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