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Porn destroys another life
Friday, February 7, 2014


“It’s happening more often than we know, but occasionally a case is reported in the media – of how a boy has accessed online pornography and later copied what he saw on others,” FamilyVoice Australia research officer Ros Phillips said today.

“In this tragic example, a 13 year-old from Lancashire viewed porn on his Xbox, then forced his younger sister (8) to take part in sexual activity. She will have to live with this trauma for the rest of her life – and her brother will have been permanently damaged too.”

Ros Phillips said she had been aware of similar situations from as far back as the 1970s, when hardcore pornographic magazines first became available in Australia. “Some found their way into public parks and toilets,” she said. “Inevitably, children came across them. One mother confided that to her horror, her son had acted out the porn he saw on his sister. The assault was never reported to the police – the family shame was too great.

“With online porn being far more accessible and having far greater impact than magazines, I have no doubt that the recent Lancashire case is the tip of a huge iceberg,” Ros Phillips said.

The UK government has moved to require internet service providers to block pornographic content unless clients request otherwise. “That is the least Australia should do,” Ros Phillips said. “Malcolm Turnbull – the ball is in your court.”

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