Stop the sex industry from advertising pornography and prostitution services to children. 

One of the tactics predators use to groom children for sexual abuse is exposing them to pornography. Yet the Ad Standards Board permits the sex industry to target children in advertisements for pornography and prostitution services. 

The ASB gives free rein to the sex industry to advertise sexual services in public spaces, including areas frequented by children. They have given the green light to billboards advertising strip clubs and brothels outside schools and on busy streets, to school buses promoting the porn industry convention Sexpo, mobile billboards advertising sex shops and now, even promos for live sex shows on public transport.

Despite industry codes that require advertisers to treat sex, sexuality and nudity with sensitivity to the relevant audience, the ASB have consistently defended the ‘rights’ of the sex industry to target children by advertising porn sites and sex industry venues in the public space. 

We’ve just had a Government Inquiry into the harms of pornography exposure to children. There is a wealth of research documenting the damaging impact of pornography on the attitudes and sexual practices of young people, including a massive increase in children as young as five entering treatment programs for sexually abusive behaviours, and child on child sexual assaults that have quadrupled in the last few years. Pornography has become a public health crisis, yet the Ad Standards Board continues to justify its promotion to children. 

Time and again, the ASB has failed- failed women, failed children, and failed to prioritise community wellbeing over its own financial interests. They have proved they cannot be trusted to regulate themselves. Enough is enough. 

We are calling on Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield to put a stop to this. Stop the sex industry from advertising pornography and prostitution services in public spaces. 

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 13:40:57 +1000
    Petition: Stop sex industry promoting porn & prostitution to kids @SenatorFifield
  • @CoralieAlison tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-25 13:40:53 +1000
  • @TkKortel tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-25 13:39:44 +1000
  • signed 2017-05-25 13:38:36 +1000
  • signed 2017-05-25 13:38:22 +1000
    The system needs to be overhauled. The health and wellbeing of our children is at stake!
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  • signed 2017-05-25 13:31:09 +1000
    This is outrageous and an offence to children and families. Don’t make our children see this and contribute to the problems of our porn-fuelled society. Take these down now.
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 13:20:12 +1000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 13:18:52 +1000
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  • signed 2017-05-25 13:18:05 +1000
    Absolutely appalling. We need to protect women and young people.
  • signed 2017-05-25 13:17:18 +1000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 13:15:45 +1000
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  • @Coraliealice tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-25 13:14:54 +1000
  • signed 2017-05-25 13:13:49 +1000
    If someone where to expose themselves to our children in public, they would be branded as a “sex offender” and rightly so. If this is not acceptable, why is it acceptable for people to expose themselves to our children simply because it’s in pictures and videos.
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    Bernie Poljak
  • signed 2017-05-25 13:11:10 +1000
  • signed 2017-05-25 13:10:45 +1000
    It’s obvious the government does not care. Perhaps the dollar is the bottom line.
  • signed 2017-05-25 13:10:44 +1000
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