The NZ Government to address children's accessibility to porn via smartphones.

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Requesting that the NZ House of Representatives recommend to the Government that it address the issue of children’s accessibility to porn via smartphones.

Violent porn is readily viewed by children and adolescents via smart phones. As a high school teacher I have witnessed the changes in sexual awareness and perversity in students between 2009 until now in mainstream NZ High Schools - this corresponds with smartphone introduction.

Between 2008 and 2011 (when smartphones were introduced) exposure to porn among boys under the age of 13 jumped from 14% to 49%. 4/5 adolescents have seen porn websites when they didn't intend to access them in a 2016 study.  84%of young men view porn.

In a study of best-selling porn videos - 88% include physical aggression, 94% of cases included gagging, choking and slapping directed at females. 95% of aggression was met with a neutral or positive response (hence boys think that girls enjoy this treatment).

Overall, this is causing warped ideation around sex and behaviour which further impacts adolescent development. This particularly puts girls at risk of harm from sexual violation at earlier ages from adolescent boys. Also, once sexual neural pathways are formed in adolescence it is extremely difficult to change.

The human rights violations from the sexual violence and exploitation of girls is now considered the new 'normal' and sexual violence and degradation is enacted at earlier ages. 

Therefore porn needs to be addressed in NZ as a public health crises - involving government action. Let children (under 18) have a childhood free from porn.

For more information and verification of statistics see Pornharmskids.au 



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