Protecting children from pornography

The Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald recently welcomed Retail Ireland’s initiative to only sell age–appropriate garments for the under 12s. However, most parents are far more concerned with the content children are viewing online, despite parents’ best efforts.

Dr Niall Muldoon, clinical director at the Children at Risk In Ireland organisation, has stated that girls as young as 11 are being raped by older children who view such behaviour as ‘’normal’’ having been conditioned by hours of watching violent pornography.

Ironically, the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte is considering banning teenagers from viewing adverts for cheese, but doing nothing about the fact that teenagers are gorging themselves on mind-corrupting porn. The Minister for Children, Com Reg and the Minister for Communications need to step up to the plate to assist parents who are trying to shield their children from pornography.

John Devlin

Erne Tce

Dublin 2

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