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Their Future. Your Voice.

Their Future. Your Voice.

I stand for…

  • A world where kids can grow up without being harmed by accessing graphic, violent online pornography
  • Prevention of children’s access to pornography through digital child protection buffers
  • Updated legislation and education to address pornography as a public health crisis that increases children and young people's vulnerabilities to sexual harms
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 Attention: parent, caregiver or child advocate!

This major health concern relates to children worldwide. Right now in Australia, it requires your immediate attention! 

When people hear the words “porn” in relation to “children”, their immediate reaction is to turn away. This fear of having open and candid discussion about the impact of pornography on children is in part, the reason why we now must push harder than ever to bring this conversation to the forefront!

PLEASE DO NOT STOP READING

Every year that goes by that we choose to ignore the daunting research about the long term psychological, relational and physical health harms being done to children because of their ease of access to pornography, the more children’s futures are put at risk.

Yes, the subject matter may be uncomfortable to talk about.
No, eChildhood is not here to shock you - but inform you. 

The research and statistics and that we provide for you on our site, have not been exaggerated to any extent. These are the very real facts based on current, up to date research - revealing the substantial long term impact that open and free access to mainstream pornography is having on our kids. We are so concerned about this issue that we released a report on September 25, 2017, calling on the Government to implement a solid action plan that brings together the core components of digital protection buffers, and cross sector, nationwide educational strategies that are fundamentally supported by legislation, policy and national frameworks.

Our call to action for parents, caregivers, educators and other children’s health advocators is very simple: 

Do not put your head in the sand!
Lend your voice standing for:

  • A world where kids can grow up without being harmed by accessing graphic, violent online pornography
  • Prevention of children’s access to pornography through digital child protection buffers
  • Updated legislation and education to address pornography harms as a public health crisis

Our goal is to collect 10,000 signatures so that we know we have your support (as a health promotion charity), to call upon our government, tech companies and education providers to take a tougher stance against pornography, increase awareness and dramatically improve regulation.

Adding your voice of support makes a difference because:

  • It provides us with the necessary social proof that demonstrates interest and support to protect our kids from the harms of online pornography
  • It amplifies voices of advocacy for this cause, which are essential to take on this tough battle on behalf of our kids
  • It allows us to increase our reach and spread awareness across Australia and beyond…

YOUR VOICE MATTERS

Unsupervised on the internet, within a few short minutes your child (or any child), can both accidentally or intentionally access pornographic material that has the potential to result in long term harms.

The consequences of exposing children and youth to mainstream hardcore pornography may be evident straightaway; can compound over time; can lead to addiction and other mental health issues; or is sometimes only be realised when that young person first engages in sexual acts or a sexual relationship with a partner. To better understand the harmful impact that porn has on psychological and physical health of children we urge you to read our statement of research.

Whilst it is true that pornography does not affect all children in the same way, a “pornified culture” and ease of access to pornography results in children being vulnerable to both direct and indirect harms, including placing them at risk for technology facilitated forms of sexual exploitation and abuse.

We firmly believe that once any parent, childcare provider or child advocate becomes informed, they will not be able to remain silent. In this instance knowledge is certainly power - and we NEED YOUR HELP to lead a discussion about this very important topic, so that strong changes can be made, and future generations are protected. 

I stand for…

  • A world where kids can grow up without being harmed by accessing graphic, violent online pornography
  • Prevention of children’s access to pornography through digital child protection buffers
  • Updated legislation and education to address pornography as a public health crisis that increases children and young people's vulnerabilities to sexual harms

THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH US

 

 

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Pornography: Support in Australia for compulsory age verification software on porn websites

Software forcing porn website users to verify their age has been introduced in Britain and cyber safety experts say similar laws could be used to protect Australian children.

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No need to feel powerless

Advocating for children and young people’s rights to a safe online environment is at times, challenging. Given there are so many different ways in which harmful content reaches our children, people often throw their hands in the air and cry there is nothing that can be done to uniformly block porn. The excuses come thick and fast from those most able to make change. Namely, politicians and tech companies (and of course, porn harms deniers). The reality is, however, that if we want our society to thrive, we cannot afford to do ‘nothing’.

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Pornography exposure and early sexualisation blamed for rise in student attacks

The sexualisation of children and their easy access to online pornography is helping drive a significant jump in student-on-student sexual and indecent assault allegations at school, a leading psychologist warns.

In NSW government schools alone, the number of alleged student-on-student attacks rose from 90 incidents in 2015 to 142 last year. In the first five months of this year, 87 allegations of sexual and indecent assault in primary and secondary schools involving students were made.

The figures, released under freedom of information laws, ­reveals the number of alleged ­incidents involving the very young is also increasing.

In 2015, there were two allegations of sexual assault involving NSW primary-school students on other students. This rose to 14 incidents last year, and seven allegations ­involving primary schoolers were made by May.

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Is there a link between pornography and sexual violence?


Israel blocks online porn to curb its 'damaging influence' on society

Government ministers in Israel have approved a bill that will force internet service providers operating in the region to censor "offensive" websites – including pornography – by default in an attempt to curb the "damaging influence" of such content to underage web users.

Under the current law, internet providers are required to provide content-filtering systems, much like those used by firms in the UK, that customers can turn on without charge. However, the legal changes would flip the switch to require users to instead opt-out of such a system.

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Popular music app ‘exposing kids to pornography, predators’

Thousands of Australian children have direct access to pornographic videos housed on a popular music app aimed at teens – and their parents are clueless to the dangers, a leading cyber safety expert has warned.

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Dr Anita Elias interviewed for The Porn Factor

Specialist in Sexual Medicine and Sex Therapy, Dr Anita Elias, speaks with Maree Crabbe about how she believes pornography is playing a role in the increase in young women presenting with painful sexual conditions.


Pornification Of Our Nation

Recently four of the speakers from our 'Pornography and Harms to Children and Young People' symposium featured on a panel on Studio 10 to discuss the pornification of our nation. Maree Crabbe, Melinda Tankard Reist, Hugh Martin and Collett Smart appeared along with two young people, each addressing different aspects of how #PornHarmsKids. Please take a moment to watch it now. 


Children accessing porn: Schools battle to deal with consequences

SCHOOLS are battling to deal with the consequences of boys’ exposure to porn at a young age, from sexting to deviant behaviour and viewing explicit images in class.

Easy access to violent porn has been blamed in part for a rise in problem sexual behaviour by children, with one service reporting 200 referrals in the past year.

It comes after hundreds of concerned teachers, parents and academics wrote to a Senate inquiry into the harm internet porn was having on children, with school heads worried about a “dramatic increase” in opportunities for students to access it.

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Their Future. Your Voice.

I stand for…

  • A world where kids can grow up without being harmed by accessing graphic, violent online pornography
  • Prevention of children’s access to pornography through digital child protection buffers
  • Updated legislation and education to address pornography as a public health crisis that increases children and young people's vulnerabilities to sexual harms

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