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Introduce age verification for online porn/sexual images as a matter of urgency.

Submitted on Friday 4th June 2021

Rejected on Thursday 10th June 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Introduce age verification for online porn/sexual images as a matter of urgency.

Petition Details

In an increasingly digital world, protecting children from online harms is one of our great challenges. We are failing our adult responsibilities by delaying this legislation.

We want the 2017 intended legislation, which would have protected our children, to be implemented immediately.

Additional Information

Chil­dren as young as sev­en are view­ing pornography.A major study by the BBFC proved that more than half of 11 year olds have seen porn & 66% of 14 year olds said the same.

Evidence proves that exposure to porn is harmful to children and has a damaging impact on their views of sex and relationships. 83% of parents support age-verification controls.

Through Everyone’s Invited our children are shouting at us to help them- why are we not listening?
This is a national crisis for children. Act.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign this petition calling for the same action: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/580004

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