T oday the Authority for Television on Demand Atvod published research telling us children as young as six are accessing hardcore pornography. If we were to apply their study of 45, households nationally, that is 44, primary school children and , unders accessing adult sexual material; , boys aged had visited one site alone, Pornhub. These figures aren't even a realistic assessment as mobiles and tablets do not feature in the research. We should be shocked by the scale of the problem before us and galvanised into action. This is not about banning pornography, but protecting children from harmful and often degrading representations of sex and desire.
We can't ban pornography – but we do need to stop children accessing it
Should internet porn be banned? | Prospect Magazine
History has shown that human beings have always been incredibly interested in visual sex, known to most as pornography. Upon a glorious 37 thousand year old rock in southern France lays the earliest known cave art: the female sex organ. However, pornography seems to have become more out in the open in the 21st century. With the majority of people having access to internet, the naturally curious person will find anything they could possibly want or imagine on there.
Essay about Why Pornography Shouldn't Be Banned
The production and distribution of pornographic films are both activities that are lawful in many, but by no means all, countries so long as the pornography features performers aged above a certain age , usually eighteen years. Further restrictions are often placed on such material. The possession of "Indecent and obscene material such as pornographic books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software" is prohibited in Botswana. Possession or import of such material is illegal and punishable by a fine or up to 4 years' imprisonment.