April 17, 2014

44,000 Grade School Kids Access Hard Core Internet Porn in 1 Month


Exposing Children to Hard Core Pornography
is a Form of Child Sex Abuse





April is  National Child Abuse Prevention Month.The theme for this year's observance is "Making Meaningful Connections." During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share their child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. (To learn more click here.)

Have you ever considered that allowing minor children under 18 years old to have easy and free exposure to hard-core and even extremely deviant or violent pornography to be a form of child sex abuse? If you haven't, please do consider this as reality.

New research published below by ATVOD  highlights scale of underage access to adult websites. 



Startling evidence of children's exposure to hardcore pornography on the internet is revealed today.


At least 44,000 primary school children accessed an adult website in one month alone - one in 35 of six to 11 year-olds in the UK going online.


And 200,000 under-16's accessed an adult website from a computer. This is one in 16 children in that age group who went online in the same month.


Most of the major offshore adult services are unregulated and allow free, unrestricted access to hardcore porn to visitors of any age - this includes 23 of the 25 adult websites most commonly accessed from the UK. In contrast, UK services are required by ATVOD to put the videos and stills beyond the reach of children, behind access controls and age verification systems. The regulator follows a precautionary policy, accepting that R18 content "might seriously impair" the young - the test for statutory protection under a European Directive... "(click here for full article)


Please note, "most of the major offshore adult services are unregulated and allow free, unrestricted access to hardcore porn to visitors of any age."


America, we must wake up. As I mentioned in my last blog,  there are two primary culprits and they are the fault of our country.  The U.S. federal obscenity statutes  have not been aggressively enforced since the advent of the Internet.   Additionally, the Child Online Protection Act (COPA, 1998) which was Congress' second attempt to protect children from "adult" pornography was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 COPA required commercial pornographers to implement adult  verification methods to keep kids from viewing pornography, but was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009. Hence, there is NO LEGAL protections to safeguard America's children from prosecutable obscenity or "adult" pornography. 


When the government doesn't do its job, the full brunt of protecting children from pornography and in the USA falls on the shoulders of parents, teachers and other caring adults.  This is one of the reasons we created the Internet safety 101 Program.  Get it for yourself (click here) to get educated, equipped and empowered.  Always remember, parents and caring adults are the first line of defense.  It is essential to use filtering technology and parental controls on all Internet enabled devices used by children.  Learn how to prevent the child sex abuse caused by children's exposure to hard core pornography. (click here)


In the meantime, in this election year, find out where politicians stand on getting our current U.S. obscenity laws enforced.  We are continuing to exert pressure on Attorney General Holder and the Department of Justice to enforce the current obscenity laws.


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P.S.   Below is my  U.K. comrade, John Carr's Blog response  about the ATVOD research:


"The word "pornography" has become an obstacle to understanding. To many people, perhaps particularly slightly older individuals who are not regular internet users, it conjures up memories of Playboy centrefolds and Health & Efficiency magazine.


A bit of fun. Never did me any harm. Don't be such a prude. Might actually be helpful.

People who say things like that just have no idea what is being peddled in cyberspace today. And it's all free, available 24/7. The publishers make their money by persuading only a tiny minority of visitors to buy extra services. The rest is marketing..."(Click here to read more.)


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