Posts Tagged ‘online pornography’

30,000 websites to be blocked over child sex abuse material

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

An upgraded Digital Child Exploitation Filter will significantly reduce the amount of child sex abuse material available online, the Department of Internal Affairs says. The number of illegal websites blocked in New Zealand will increase from 700 to nearly 30,000. The department will add daily-updated lists from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK not-for-profit, Read more

Children’s access to online porn fuels sexual harassment

Monday, June 21st, 2021
online porn fuels sexual harassment

Curbs on children’s access to online pornography need to be brought in urgently to stop the spread of an activity that is partly to blame for normalising sexual harassment in schools, according to the new children’s commissioner for England. Dame Rachel de Souza is urging governments and tech companies to introduce age verification checks. She Read more

When pornography comes knocking at the door

Monday, July 6th, 2020

New Zealand recently launched a government safety campaign that provides content to help parents to protect children from pornography on the Internet. It gained positive attention this month through a video ad about Internet pornography, using their motif of every parent’s worst Internet nightmare knocking on their front door. “What is interesting about the New Read more

Pornography a fact of life for many young New Zealanders – Chief censor

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Pornography is clearly a fact of life for many young New Zealanders,” chief censor David Shanks says “While porn is supposed to be restricted to adults, our research shows a significant number of young people watch it too.” Proposals to limit New Zealander’s access to online pornography could be on the table before the 2020 Read more

Pornography in schools: 300,000 searches blocked in four weeks

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The Ministry of Education says in a one-month period 300,000 searches for pornographic material were blocked on school networks. Ministry representatives appeared before the Education and Workforce select committee to discuss a petition calling for better, more inclusive sex education. Associate deputy secretary Pauline Cleaver said the ministry is working on a plan to give Read more

Online pornography warping adolescent brains

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Addiction, unhealthy relationships and rising levels of sexual abuse in youth is the reality of easy access to pornographic material. Auckland-based clinical psychologist Rebecca Daly-Peoples says the nature of the internet is restricting the opportunities to address the issue within a family context. “It’s completely influencing the entire way they’re seeing sex and intimacy,” she says. “It’s not just Read more