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Research ‘Manifesto’ for Pornography

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In June 2019 Dr Darryl Mead and Mary Sharpe presented a paper on the future of research into internet pornography’s impacts. This was at the International Conference on Behavioral Addictions in Yokohama, Japan. TRF’s researchers are seen here with Dr …

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Porn Pandemic

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Big Porn Seeks to Capitalize on the Pandemic This guest post on the porn pandemic comes from Madeleine Kearns, a William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute. The original article can be seen here. Her …

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Age verification soon?

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The possibility of the UK Government enacting age verification soon for porn may be getting closer. Some of the companies who hoped to provide the age verification system are seeking a judicial review. This could force the Government to act. …

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“Capping”?

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What is capping? In this is important blog by child protection expert John Carr we learn about cappers and capping and what risk it poses for children. This is all the more relevant during this time of lockdown. Capping has …

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WePROTECT Global Alliance

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Parents often ask us what governments should be doing to reduce the risk of online harms to their children. This blog introduces some of the most important players, including the WePROTECT Global Alliance and the “Five Eyes” group. This guest …

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Viewing child abuse

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Startling new evidence of the extraordinary rise in the popularity of viewing child abuse imagery was published by The Times. The only credible explanation for the scale of the rise is due to escalation by viewers of legal online pornography. …

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Porn health crisis

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MADELEINE KEARNS is a William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute. She is from Glasgow, Scotland, and is a trained singer. This article on the porn health crisis appeared in the 24 February 2020 edition of the …

Sexting and the law

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Parents may be shocked to know that while consensual sexting is widespread, coercive sexting is pretty common too. Research shows that it is influenced by pornography watching as it encourages bullying and deceit. The Guardian article below sets out the …