UNICEF Says Restricting Children’s Porn Access Infringes Human Rights.

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UNICEF Says Restricting Children’s Porn Access Infringes Human Rights.


A recent report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that any attempts to block children from accessing online pornography could qualify as an infringement of human rights.

A 2020 EU Kids Online Study claimed to have gathered data from 19 European Union (EU) countries proving that most children in most of the countries were “neither upset nor happy” after viewing pornographic images. The study even claimed that 39 percent of children in Spain were “happy” after exposure to pornography.


The study concluded there may be a number of reasons why children would “intentionally seek out sexual content,” and that access to the latter may provide an “opportunity” for children to ask questions about “sexual identity” and puberty.

The study led UNICEF to believe that there is no conclusive evidence to prove that pornography harms children, and, therefore, that “any efforts to block children from accessing pornography online might infringe on their human rights.”

The latter is based on an “expansive interpretation” of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. According to the Center for Family and Human Rights:

“UNICEF also claims that asking for age-verification to access pornography online may deny children access to what it calls ‘vital sexuality education.’ It should be noted that critics charge ‘comprehensive sexuality education’ is pornographic and harmful to children.

UNICEF’s release of this report comes just days after the U.S. Agency for International Development announced its renewal of its longstanding partnership with UNICEF, committing an additional $300 million in direct program funding. The U.S. is UNICEF’s largest government donor with 2020 funding reaching almost $994 million in humanitarian and development programs.”

Many are criticizing UNICEF’s new declaration on children and pornography, including Lisa Thompson, vice president and director of the Research Institute at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. This organization seeks to inform policy decisions so as to end sexual exploitation and abuse of women and children by providing expert research. This research has found that pornography can be a significant factor driving sexual abuse.

“UNICEF’s report ignores the vast body of research demonstrating the harms of pornography to children. By ignoring the real harms pornography can have, UNICEF is playing roulette with children’s health and safety,” Thompson said.

“Mainstream pornography contains horrific sexual abuse, r*pe, incest, racism – all of which children should not consume. . .UNICEF’s milquetoast assessment of the impacts [of] hardcore pornography on children does nothing to challenge the political narrative that pornography is benign, and as a result, puts children in harm’s way.”

UNICEF was founded to aid displaced children following World War II, but its call for wider pornographic access for children proves how far away from its founding vision the organization is now.
 






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UNICEF Says Restricting Children’s Porn Access Infringes Human Rights.


A recent report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that any attempts to block children from accessing online pornography could qualify as an infringement of human rights.

A 2020 EU Kids Online Study claimed to have gathered data from 19 European Union (EU) countries proving that most children in most of the countries were “neither upset nor happy” after viewing pornographic images. The study even claimed that 39 percent of children in Spain were “happy” after exposure to pornography.


The study concluded there may be a number of reasons why children would “intentionally seek out sexual content,” and that access to the latter may provide an “opportunity” for children to ask questions about “sexual identity” and puberty.

The study led UNICEF to believe that there is no conclusive evidence to prove that pornography harms children, and, therefore, that “any efforts to block children from accessing pornography online might infringe on their human rights.”

The latter is based on an “expansive interpretation” of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. According to the Center for Family and Human Rights:

“UNICEF also claims that asking for age-verification to access pornography online may deny children access to what it calls ‘vital sexuality education.’ It should be noted that critics charge ‘comprehensive sexuality education’ is pornographic and harmful to children.

UNICEF’s release of this report comes just days after the U.S. Agency for International Development announced its renewal of its longstanding partnership with UNICEF, committing an additional $300 million in direct program funding. The U.S. is UNICEF’s largest government donor with 2020 funding reaching almost $994 million in humanitarian and development programs.”

Many are criticizing UNICEF’s new declaration on children and pornography, including Lisa Thompson, vice president and director of the Research Institute at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. This organization seeks to inform policy decisions so as to end sexual exploitation and abuse of women and children by providing expert research. This research has found that pornography can be a significant factor driving sexual abuse.

“UNICEF’s report ignores the vast body of research demonstrating the harms of pornography to children. By ignoring the real harms pornography can have, UNICEF is playing roulette with children’s health and safety,” Thompson said.

“Mainstream pornography contains horrific sexual abuse, r*pe, incest, racism – all of which children should not consume. . .UNICEF’s milquetoast assessment of the impacts [of] hardcore pornography on children does nothing to challenge the political narrative that pornography is benign, and as a result, puts children in harm’s way.”

UNICEF was founded to aid displaced children following World War II, but its call for wider pornographic access for children proves how far away from its founding vision the organization is now.
The one eyes who wrote that report really came out of the closet.
 






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Yall know I don't join in demonizing the porn industry. I think that demonization is built on some exaggerations and personal feelings rather than logic. The reality is porn is already readily accessible, so trying to clamp down creates a situation where you tell a kid, everyone else is allowed to grab this whenever they want, but you're not. Then when they ask why, what do you tell them? You're not old enough. Porn will make you go blind!

Then said kid goes behind your back and immediately figures out mommy and daddy are full of shit.

How about we stop trying to raise everyone else's kids? If my future kid decides to look at porn, it's none of any of yall's business. I don't even consider it my business. So I think we should let parents do their jobs and stop trying to be goofy social police.
 






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Yall know I don't join in demonizing the porn industry. I think that demonization is built on some exaggerations and personal feelings rather than logic. The reality is porn is already readily accessible, so trying to clamp down creates a situation where you tell a kid, everyone else is allowed to grab this whenever they want, but you're not. Then when they ask why, what do you tell them? You're not old enough. Porn will make you go blind!

Then said kid goes behind your back and immediately figures out mommy and daddy are full of shit.

How about we stop trying to raise everyone else's kids? If my future kid decides to look at porn, it's none of any of yall's business. I don't even consider it my business. So I think we should let parents do their jobs and stop trying to be goofy social police.
With reasonings like that no one should be surprised that our societies are dysfunctional. You literally said parenting your kid isn't your business aswell.
 






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With reasonings like that no one should be surprised that our societies are dysfunctional. You literally said parenting your kid isn't your business aswell.
You are quoting me out of context or creating a strawman argument.

As I said if my kid "decides" to look at porn, then they have the awareness and capabilities to start making their own decisions in life. At that point, all you can do is put some trust in your kid, that they will grow and learn lessons on their own.

I'm not sure what your argument is, since you haven't written anything here. But it sounds like your logic is more to blame for dysfunction. It's like you think a legion of children growing up learning to go behind their parent's back is good.

Screw honesty and openness, right? Let's raise more liars!
 






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You are quoting me out of context or creating a strawman argument.

As I said if my kid "decides" to look at porn, then they have the awareness and capabilities to start making their own decisions in life. At that point, all you can do is put some trust in your kid, that they will grow and learn lessons on their own.

I'm not sure what your argument is, since you haven't written anything here. But it sounds like your logic is more to blame for dysfunction. It's like you think a legion of children growing up learning to go behind their parent's back is good.

Screw honesty and openness, right? Let's raise more liars!
This ignores the fact that in childhood conditions are set for an individuals life that become difficult to break out of. Allowing kids to view porn, which is basically r*pe and human trafficking more often than you’d like to acknowledge, will lay the groundwork for a child to have deviant, unhealthy sexuality and human relations when they didn't need to be that way.
 






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Yall know I don't join in demonizing the porn industry. I think that demonization is built on some exaggerations and personal feelings rather than logic. The reality is porn is already readily accessible, so trying to clamp down creates a situation where you tell a kid, everyone else is allowed to grab this whenever they want, but you're not. Then when they ask why, what do you tell them? You're not old enough. Porn will make you go blind!

Then said kid goes behind your back and immediately figures out mommy and daddy are full of shit.

How about we stop trying to raise everyone else's kids? If my future kid decides to look at porn, it's none of any of yall's business. I don't even consider it my business. So I think we should let parents do their jobs and stop trying to be goofy social police.

"Yall know I don't join in demonizing the black market narcotics industry. I think that demonization is built on some exaggerations and personal feelings rather than logic. The reality is cocaine is already readily accessible, so trying to clamp down creates a situation where you tell a kid, everyone else is allowed to buy this cocaine whenever they want, but you're not. Then when they ask why, what do you tell them? You're not old enough. Cocaine will cause you to end up like Rick James!

Then said kid goes behind your back and immediately figures out mommy and daddy are full of s***

How about we stop trying to raise everyone else's kids? If my children decide to snort coke, it's none of any of yall's business. I don't even consider it my business. So I think we should let parents do their jobs and stop trying to be goofy social police".
 






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Ted Bundy got into violent porn as a kid - said it got him into freaky stuff.

Makes sense to me. Brain is still developing at a young age. Harder to “unwire” as you get older. Harder to break those habits.... any advertising agent will tell you same - get ‘em attached to a brand when young and you have a client for life.... probably something to it when you think of all the $$$ and research that goes into advertising...

 






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Ted Bundy got into violent porn as a kid - said it got him into freaky stuff.

Makes sense to me. Brain is still developing at a young age. Harder to “unwire” as you get older. Harder to break those habits.... any advertising agent will tell you same - get ‘em attached to a brand when young and you have a client for life.... probably something to it when you think of all the $$$ and research that goes into advertising...

While I know there's controversy around Ted using this as an excuse of some sort, but it doesn't negate the negative impacts of pornography on children.

This article covers a bit of it:

How pornography can impact teenagers and their brains

This documentary confirms the fact that hyper sexualized children comes from mainstream media sources. If you can tolerated seeing "For Viewing Purposes Only" and entering an email address, I think it's worth a watch:

Sext Up KIDS
 






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This ignores the fact that in childhood conditions are set for an individuals life that become difficult to break out of. Allowing kids to view porn, which is basically r*pe and human trafficking more often than you’d like to acknowledge, will lay the groundwork for a child to have deviant, unhealthy sexuality and human relations when they didn't need to be that way.
My argument didn't ignore what you mentioned at all. I've taken the problems you mentioned into account and decided your philosophy is like trying to micromanage things you can't control. It's like you are making an argument that has no conclusion. Or maybe it's more accurate to call it an invalid conclusion.

Porn is wrong, we all get it. But appeals to emotion and morality aren't going to solve the problem. I'm talking about common-sense solutions, like better parental control tools and empowering parents to talk to their children. When people are comparing porn to sex education, you know we have a severe communication problem happening.

I don't care how anyone twists my words around. We need to stop slapping labels on everything. Life is about more than dumping our personal feelings everywhere. I had a dream last night where I got the type of support I'm referring to. People were communicating problems honestly, and solving them together. That dream is the energy we need for 2021.
 






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My argument didn't ignore what you mentioned at all. I've taken the problems you mentioned into account and decided your philosophy is like trying to micromanage things you can't control. It's like you are making an argument that has no conclusion. Or maybe it's more accurate to call it an invalid conclusion.

Porn is wrong, we all get it. But appeals to emotion and morality aren't going to solve the problem. I'm talking about common-sense solutions, like better parental control tools and empowering parents to talk to their children. When people are comparing porn to sex education, you know we have a severe communication problem happening.

I don't care how anyone twists my words around. We need to stop slapping labels on everything. Life is about more than dumping our personal feelings everywhere. I had a dream last night where I got the type of support I'm referring to. People were communicating problems honestly, and solving them together. That dream is the energy we need for 2021.
It that's the case, then what's the answer to a global organization that's supposed to have the welfare of children as its' priority, making the statement restricting their porn access infringes on their human rights?
 






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My argument didn't ignore what you mentioned at all. I've taken the problems you mentioned into account and decided your philosophy is like trying to micromanage things you can't control. It's like you are making an argument that has no conclusion. Or maybe it's more accurate to call it an invalid conclusion.

Porn is wrong, we all get it. But appeals to emotion and morality aren't going to solve the problem. I'm talking about common-sense solutions, like better parental control tools and empowering parents to talk to their children. When people are comparing porn to sex education, you know we have a severe communication problem happening.

I don't care how anyone twists my words around. We need to stop slapping labels on everything. Life is about more than dumping our personal feelings everywhere. I had a dream last night where I got the type of support I'm referring to. People were communicating problems honestly, and solving them together. That dream is the energy we need for 2021.
You could implement all the solutions you think would be better. Regardless changing a law to allow children to look at porn is creepy and unsettling. Furthermore, taken in context, it is another step along the road to sexualizing children, like the cuties film from last year.
It that's the case, then what's the answer to a global organization that's supposed to have the welfare of children as its' priority, making the statement restricting their porn access infringes on their human rights?
Exactly. They are advocating for children to be able to look at porn, not saying there’s some better way to prevent it.
 






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My argument didn't ignore what you mentioned at all. I've taken the problems you mentioned into account and decided your philosophy is like trying to micromanage things you can't control. It's like you are making an argument that has no conclusion. Or maybe it's more accurate to call it an invalid conclusion.

Porn is wrong, we all get it. But appeals to emotion and morality aren't going to solve the problem. I'm talking about common-sense solutions, like better parental control tools and empowering parents to talk to their children. When people are comparing porn to sex education, you know we have a severe communication problem happening.

I don't care how anyone twists my words around. We need to stop slapping labels on everything. Life is about more than dumping our personal feelings everywhere. I had a dream last night where I got the type of support I'm referring to. People were communicating problems honestly, and solving them together. That dream is the energy we need for 2021.
But you failed to make any argument on the topic at hand. The topic is unicef saying that denying porn access TO CHILDREN is violating their human rights. No amount of sophistry can make that seem like an ok thing to defend.
 






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