Porn, children a conversation worth having

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  • August 8, 2013

Our kids need, and deserve, better protection from adult online content, MP argues

On July 22 I applauded British Prime Minister David Cameron for his bold approach to work with Internet Service Providers to develop solutions to protect children, including an opt-out adult content filter. In this massive fight against child exploitation and the sexualization of our children, every step we take makes a difference.

From the outset, I have emphasized the need for a conversation amongst Canadians about how to better protect youth from adult online content. We currently restrict and protect children from exposure to adult content everywhere but the Internet. When ordering cable TV, you have to “opt-in” to receive adult channels. Why should the Internet be any different?

Maintaining the status quo is not responsible and it is not fair to our children. We delude ourselves if we believe that continuing unfiltered access to the adult content available online poses no threat to children...

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