Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, has spoken out on the government's decision to dismiss age verification for porn sites.
"If child wellbeing was a national priority, we would act on e-Safety’s plan to trial ways to protect young kids from online porn. This would help to reduce child sex abuse, youth crime, domestic and family violence. We seem to rely on kids getting education at school or having parents able to protect them. Too many kids have neither, & would greatly benefit from safeguards against online porn that are still to be developed. We need to start now."
Last Thursday Collective Shout condemned the Federal Government for refusing to adopt an age verification system as one obstacle to help protect children from exposure to pornography.
Read the Media Release here.