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New law to fully prosecute child sex offenders (USA)

June 18, 2022

A new law signed by Governor Brian Kemp will put more measures in place to prosecute child sex offenders to the fullest. This law received support from democrats and republicans. They’re hitting our kids in vulnerable spots, according to Rose Grant-Wiseman, the Executive Director of the Coastal Child Advocacy Centre. The bill treats each act … Read more

Portland sees rise in sextortion schemes amongst teens (USA)

June 18, 2022

As the internet and social media have evolved, so have the dangers that come with it, especially amongst youth. The level of integration of the internet with our society has given rise to cyberbullying, a form of bullying explicitly done online which uses hateful, abusive or threatening messages and media content. With the lack of … Read more

Companies to ask for ID before giving access to pornography (USA)

June 18, 2022

The Louisiana Legislature is trying to protect children from porn and they’re asking for adults to present their ID when trying to access it. Children have much easier access to pornography than they used to have. According to Dr. Gail Dines, an anti-porn advocate, children under the age of 10 now account for 22 percent … Read more

Commission proposes tightening laws to protect child pornography victims (South Africa)

June 18, 2022

Jody Kollapen South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) chairperson proposed new laws on child pornography that will expand definitions of the crime and tighten existing regulations to protect child victims. Kollapen’s report deals with the production of pornographic material involving children and the dissemination of that material. In a growing age of the ease of … Read more

Child safety groups call on porn sites to voluntarily introduce age verification (Scotland)

June 18, 2022

Child safety groups urged pornography websites to introduce age verification tools as quickly as possible to better protect children from harmful content and to bring them in line with the British Board of Film Classification ratings. Video works that are given ratings of between 12, 15, 18, or R18 certificates are legally restricted, and it … Read more

A Sceptic’s Report: Canada’s five years experience with medical termination (Canada)

June 18, 2022

Tom Koch, an ethicist and researcher, reviewed how things have evolved in the realm of euthanasia since its legalisation in Canada in 2016. Euthanasia has indeed shown to be a “slippery slope”. The eligibility criteria for euthanasia have broadened considerably resulting in a steady increase in the number of people opting for euthanasia. Between 2016 … Read more

Singer cum politician overcome pornography (Nigeria)

June 18, 2022

Nigerian singer cum politician, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has opened up on his spiritual life and how he overcame porn addiction and promiscuity by filling a “God void” he long had. Banky W revealed that he struggled with promiscuity and pornography and he felt he was on bondage and needed cleansing. Without … Read more

Government to step up efforts to prevent child sexual abuse (Philippines)

June 18, 2022

In commemoration of this year’s Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Monday prodded the government to increase efforts in supporting victims and preventing more cases of child sexual abuse. The agency said in a statement that child exploitation reflects a failure to protect the most vulnerable. The marginalised sector, … Read more

Parents must protect and prepare children against online pornography (Singapore)

June 18, 2022

While parents should protect their children against online risks such as online grooming, sexting and pornography, they should also prepare the youngsters for encounters with such issues, according to Associate Professor Daniel Fung, chief executive of the Institute of Mental Health. This comes amid a surge in the number of children exposed to inappropriate sexual … Read more