In the wake of Ana Kriégel’s murder trial, Joyce Fegan asks if viewing porn is harming our children, if it’s possible to curb it, and how to prepare them for this aspect of adult life.
A TD is calling for mobile networks to block under 18s from accessing pornography on their phones.
For the majority, men’s violence against women does not disturb their capacity to ‘realise their own potential’. But for women, we bear it and we become mentally unwell under its burden, writes Clíona Saidléar
Children under 18 years of age should be banned from viewing pornography online, says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as the Government admits that new digital safety laws are still delayed.
The Taoiseach has said the government will be examining how easy it is for children to access pornography in the wake of the Ana Kriegal murder trial.
The head of a specialist therapeutic service for children has said Garda figures showing a rise in sexual offences involving juveniles “totally tallies” with their experiences — and repeated calls for urgent action.
Mental health, pornography and the lack of physical activity are the key issues affecting young people.
The ‘shame’ that continues to shroud sexual discourse in this country forces children to turn to the internet for information in lieu of formal sex education, writes Joyce Fegan.
A call for a “national conversation on porn” resulted in an irrational debate fuelled by sensationalist and negative media coverage. The claim is made in a new study on current attitudes and media commentary around pornography.
More than 53% of boys in Ireland first encountered pornography between the ages of 10 and 13, compared to 23% of girls the same age group, a new study shows.
Young people are turning to the internet for sex education, according to a report by Youth Work Ireland.
Men who first encounter pornography at either an early or late age end up being bad news for women - but in different ways, researchers have found.
The Taoiseach has called for a national debate on pornography, saying some young minds are being "tainted and even corrupted" by it.
A new report by a children's charity has stated that young people in Ireland are suffering with poor self-image and early sexualisation.
Utah political leaders and anti-pornography activists said children’s minds are being corrupted in a world where graphic sexual images are a click away.
Online pornography sites could face fines of up to £250,000 in the UK unless they take action to prevent under-18s viewing explicit material, under British Government proposals.
More than 2,000 Irish schoolchildren have had their images stolen and misused by online porn sites, according to Child Watch.
India has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to more than 850 adult websites in what the government has described as a way to protect social decency.
Ireland is one of just eight countries yet to fully adopt EU rules on combatting child sex abuse and pornography, more than a year after the passing of a deadline.
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