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Context - October 5, 2022 - EXPLICIT CONTENT | Pornography and Underage Access
Is proposed legislation enough to protect young eyes?
As 97% of teens spend most of their time online, there is a dark layer to many of the social media platforms and sites they find themselves on.
A recent study by the City University of London found that almost two-thirds of 16-17 year-olds had seen sexually explicit content on messaging and social networking apps, not to mention online games.
In November 2021, Canadian Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne presented a new bill that would restrict online access to sexually explicit material to young people under 18, proposing sites institute age verification technology to add a safeguard to easy access.
Is proposed legislation enough to protect young eyes from sexually explicit material? What safeguards should be in place?
Context guests include Chris McKenna, founder of Protect Young Eyes, a team helping parents, and educators to create safer digital spaces for children and teens. We also hear from a recovering porn addict who shares his story of the effect porn had on his life.
This week on Context: Beyond the Headlines – Explicit Content: Pornography and Underage Access.
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