Your child may discover online porn unintentionally, or they may go looking for it. Either way, you can play a role. For young children, accidentally encountering pornographic material can be confusing or distressing. At worst it can be harmful. Older kids and teenagers may be more curious and actively seek out pornography online. For them, the risk is that exposure to graphic, violent or misleading messages about sexual practices and gender stereotypes could give them the wrong idea about sex and intimate relationships.
Europe Committed to Limit Pornography? It criticizes the negative impact of pornography on human and women rights in Europe. Awareness on this matter in the Council of Europe echoes several government initiatives to limit pornography for persons under These are ambitious but necessary measures to resist the dangers of an increasingly early and repeated exposure of youth to pornography. As everyone knows, Internet revolutionized our way to communicate. Information can now travel the world within a few seconds.
By Dick Thornburgh , Herbert Lin. Although technology and public policy can help, social and educational strategies are the key to protecting children. The Internet is both a source of promise for our children and a source of concern. The promise is that the Internet offers such an enormous range of positive and educational experiences and materials for our children. Yet children online may be vulnerable to harm through exposure to sexually explicit materials, adult predators, and peddlers of hate.
In , a bipartisan pair of senators wrote a bill to address growing concerns over minors accessing pornography on the internet. The Supreme Court struck down the law's anti-indecency provisions on First Amendment grounds the following year, though many influential parts of the bill remained. Over the ensuing decades, regulators have consistently attempted to stop people—adolescents in particular—from accessing sexually explicit material on the internet. A number of states, the House, the Senate, and UK lawmakers are all currently considering, set to vote on, or implementing legislation designed to curb access to sexually explicit websites or speech.