“Shadow minister calls for checks to stop under-18s accessing online pornography”

UK’s Helen Goodman is advocating for children’s safety this week by calling for age regulations on pornographic websites. This is an excerpt from a recent article published by The Northern Echo. The source of this excerpt is http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11205793.Shadow_minister_calls_for_checks_to_stop_under_18s_accessing_online_pornography/

A NORTH-EAST MP is leading calls for a system of checks to be introduced to stop anyone under-18 accessing online pornography.

Helen Goodman, Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, has tabled a number of amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill which will be debated by MPs in Parliament tonight (Monday, May 12).

image courtesy of The Northern Echo

image courtesy of The Northern Echo

Mrs Goodman, MP for Bishop Auckland, has been outspoken in her calls for the introduction of robust age verification.

“I am moving amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill which require pornographic sites have a system in place to check people are over 18,” she said.

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Mrs Goodman added: “The internet is great, but children must be safe.

“With young people spending more and more time online, it is really important that we do everything to keep them safe.

“Many young people will know far more than their parents and teachers about the online world, so it’s vital that we listen to their views and experiences.”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit The Northern Echo website http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11205793.Shadow_minister_calls_for_checks_to_stop_under_18s_accessing_online_pornography/