According to the results, 26.5% of the male and 23.4% of the female sixth graders revealed they've seen pornography. 55.2% stated they were naturally exposed to the explicit content. 22.3% stated they came across it while using their smartphones.
The sixth graders also shared their first reactions to pornography. 44.5% stated they felt gross or disgusted. 35.9% revealed they've immediately shut down the content upon seeing it.
In addition, 70% of the students who have seen pornography revealed they first saw it in 5th or 6th grade. 15% revealed they were first exposed to the explicit content in 4th grade and 7% revealed it to be in 3rd grade. The remaining 8% said they saw it even earlier.
Regarding sexual education, the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union commented, "Education on pornography needs to start from the lower grades."