Every day children and young people are accessing mainstream pornography on the internet, including the most hardcore, violent and abusive images. Evidence clearly shows pornography has a detrimental impact on children and young people including premature sexualisation, negative body image and unhealthy notions about relationships. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Despite parental concerns and the use of computer filters in the home, the rapid rate at which communications technology is developing, including convergence of the internet on televisions/ games consoles and mobile phone technology, makes it increasingly difficult for parents/ carers to supervise their children’s use effectively. Massive profit-driven competition is harming the vulnerable.
To better protect children and young people Safety Net, an initiative of Premier Christian Media, is calling on Internet service providers to block pornography by introducing filters at Internet Service Provider level. This will still give adults the choice to access pornography whilst giving children the freedom to surf the internet safely.
To find out more about the campaign, and to sign the petition, visit The Safety Net website.