In response to the British Parliament creating ‘a new requirement in law’, a flurry of news articles surfaced to discuss what age-verification measures for porn sites might look like. The implementation of this UK law sees pornography sites fined and blocked by ISPs if they fail to implement robust age-verification processes for their users by April 2018.
Opponents to this move are quick to point out potential implications for the privacy of internet users, namely porn users. It is important to understand how age-verification measures benefit children, and why the myths presented in opposition are easily dispelled.Read more
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’.Read more