We know how prevalent the access to pornography is for children, and we also know that research indicates a significant number of young people will be faced with the negative impacts and require restorative support.
Important 'next steps' to ensuring the health and wellbeing of children and young people is working with our Government and technology companies to prevent the harms of pornography from occurring in the first place. PREVENTION includes reducing access through a range of ‘Digital Child Protection Buffers’, such as:
- Safeguarding homes with filters and device apps.
- Internet Service Provider (ISP) filters
- Age-verification processes to access pornographic websites
- Mobile device restrictions through use of SIM cards that restrict access to adult content unless and until the account holder completes an age verification procedure.
- Public Friendly WiFi
Take the time to read this information to assist you when discussing the harms of Internet Pornography on children and young people with your Member of Parliament, the eSafety Office, or other people of influence.