Protect Aussie kids from online porn

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Protect Aussie kids from online porn

Shockingly, in Australia the average age of first exposure to pornography is being reported at between 8 and 10 years of age.

The increasingly easy access to pornography online amongst young kids is alarming. 

Sign this petition to protect kids across Australia from damaging porn content.

Lives are negatively impacted by pornography due to the addictive nature of porn and its impact on the brain.

Pornography viewing leads to family breakdown, prostitution, sex trafficking and other crimes against women and children... not to mention sexual assault! 

At such a young, impressionable age, the neuroplastic brain of a young child is consuming content that will shape their views moving into adulthood.

For example, according to an article published in October 2020 by The Sydney Morning Herald, 42% of men aged 18 to 34 did not consider “hitting, punching or restraining” another person to be “a type of domestic violence.” 

A similar percentage of men in the age range also didn’t classify sexual assault, degrading and punishing a person or isolating them from their friends as domestic violence.

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Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said the Australian federal government “expects the digital industry to do more to keep their users safe”.

“The Online Safety Act that comes into force in January requires new and updated industry codes to be developed, and includes examples of the matters that the government intends these new industry codes to address,“ he said.

“These include preventing children from setting up online accounts without the consent of an adult; ensuring that customers have access to a filtered internet service, should they choose to take it up; and providing information about online safety and procedures for dealing with prohibited and illegal online content.

We thank the Minister for the work undertaken so far and encourage him to continue putting strong and clearly defined protections in place for children ignoring lobbying from the sex industry about concerns harming their work.

Furthermore, we encourage decision makers within the Federal Government and online industry stakeholders contributing to the proposed Online Safety Act to reject negative influence by those in the adult industry seeking to protect their work over fears they may be forced “offline.”

At CitizenGO, we expect to see measures such as online age verification for access to X-rated sites as a bare minimum protection.

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Clean internet for all kids

Dear Minister Fletcher,

With the Online Safety Act that comes into force in January requiring new and updated industry codes to be developed it is a fitting time to ensure the best level of protection is available for kids across Australia.

Shockingly, in Australia the average age of first exposure to pornography is being reported at between 8 and 10 years of age.

The increasingly easy access to pornography online amongst young kids is alarming. 

Lives are negatively impacted by pornography due to the addictive nature of porn and its impact on the brain.

Pornography viewing leads to family breakdown, prostitution, sex trafficking and other crimes against women and children... not to mention sexual assault! 

At such a young, impressionable age, the neuroplastic brain of a young child is consuming content that will shape their views moving into adulthood.

I would like to commend you for the work so far undertaken to protect kids from harmful exposure to online pornography. Furthermore, I would like to encourage you to continue putting strong and clearly defined protections in place for children despite strong lobbying from the sex industry with concerns about changes harming their work.

Furthermore, I encourage all key decision makers within the Federal Government and online industry stakeholders contributing to the proposed Online Safety Act to strongly reject negative influence by those in the adult industry seeking to protect their work over fears they may be forced “offline.”

I expect that new measures implemented include online age verification for access to X-rated sites along with continued work to block platforms such as Pornhub at an Internet Service Provider level.

Thank you,

[Your Name]

Protect Aussie kids from online porn

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