The Federal Government has announced an inquiry into age verification for online wagering and online pornography. We welcome the government's strong leadership on this issue and note the cross-party representation on the committee. This is an important first step and one we must all support to create a safer online childhood for children. The Federal House of Representatives is inviting written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference for this inquiry, to be received by Friday, 25 October 2019. Access the Terms of Reference here.Read more
A quarter of all child sexual abuse cases involve another child, new research reveals, with much of the behaviour being learnt on the internet.Read more
In the discussion about porn, it often seems that adults are speaking on behalf of young people.Read more
It’s disturbing how our children are being robbed of their innocence every single day by a simple wrong click of a button when surfing the Wild West of the internet without a digital sheriff.Read more
A national survey by University of South Australia researchers has exposed serious gaps in the ability of early childhood teachers, primary educators and carers to identify and respond to young children displaying “problematic sexual behaviours”.Read more
What have we done to our teenagers by giving them the means to watch extreme pornography? ...the dark smartphone habit no parent wants to contemplate.Read more
As reported in the Irish Examiner: The recent conviction of two schoolboys for the heinous murder of Ana Kriegel finally brought to conclusion one of the most unsettling and shocking crimes on this island.Read more
Children and teens are regularly accessing online pornography. It’s one of the biggest and most worrying problems facing parents in the digital age...and it’s not going away.