Banning Internet Porn: It’s a Child Protection Issue

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The UK is dealing with an epidemic of porn addiction and sex crimes. But not just with adults, with teenagers. According to the Daily Mirror, the number of under-18s who have committed sex crimes has jumped an astonishing 40% in the last three years, largely due to unrestricted access to pornography on the internet.

In addition, 40% of teens report that they have texted explicit pictures of themselves to others.

More than 5,000 formal investigations have been launched over the last three years into under-18s accused of sex crimes, including rape and assault.

Almost all the police jurisdictions in the UK report that sex crimes have been committed in their jurisdictions by 11-, 12-, and 13-year-old boys, with the victims often being under the age of 10. Online porn consumption by teenagers is a catastrophic and toxic problem which is rapidly turning the UK into a “moral wasteland,” according to former child television star Floella Benjamin.

Some of those accused of sex crimes are as young as five years old. Think about that for a moment.

One 15-year-old porn-obsessed boy was sent to jail just last week for three years after he and a 14-year-old friend bound, gagged and raped a 14-year-old girl. Where did they get that idea? Well, it wasn’t from watching “Leave it to Beaver” reruns.

One sexual health nurse talks of 13-year-old girls who come to his clinic talking about the pressure being placed on them by their boyfriends to engage in extreme and degrading sexual experiences.

(While writing that last paragraph, I at first accidentally misspelled “boyfriends” as “boyfiends,” which is much closer to the truth.)

Iceland is planning to ban online pornography altogether, which would make it the first but hopefully not the last Western nation to do so.

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