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Stopping Children From Watching Porn Infringes On Their Human Rights – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has said that preventing children from watching pornographic content is an infringement on the rights of the children.

According to the reports, which is based on the conclusion of a European study of 19 EU countries. The reports produced from these countries report that most children who watch pornography were “neither upset nor happy”. The UNICEF report says 39% of Spanish children were happy after watching pornography.

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) or UN children’s Fund reports has said that the government policy protects children from harmful, abusive, and violent content online.

The 2020 EU Kids Online Study inferred that some children and young people “intentionally seek out sexual content” for different reasons. And that these sexual images might provide answers to questions about puberty and sexual identity.

But anti-porn organizations disagree with the UNICEF data because it overlooks the harms of pornography to children. According to Lisa Thompson, vice president and director of the Research Institute at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, “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.

She said, “Mainstream pornography contains horrific sexual abuse, rape, incest, racism – all of which children should not consume. UNICEF’s milquetoast assessment of the impacts 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.”


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