by Chris McCormack Federal inquiry has recommended age verification to access online porn 44 per cent of 9–16 year olds encountered sexual images in the last month Violence against women, murder and rape linked to pornography The federal inquiry into age verification for online wagering and pornography has released its report, entitled “Protecting the age of innocence”. The inquiry received 1,031 submissions, illustrating the degree of community concern over the number of children accessing online pornography. The inquiry recognised the harm that unfettered access to pornography poses. The report’s executive summary reads: “The Committee … concluded that age verification can create a significant barrier to prevent young people – and particularly young children – from exposure to harmful online content. “The Committee’s recommendations therefore seek to support the implementation of…
Australian states bear the responsibility for healthcare and education matters.
We need to rethink the trajectory of pedagogy in Australia, and provide far better formation for young minds.
We also need to keep an eye on evolving healthcare policies, particularly regarding bioethical issues.
Read on for suggested policies and methods.