Hardcore porn 'destroying' childhood, says Denis MacShane

By Michael Upton | 16/06/2011 2 comments

Hardcore porn 'destroying' childhood, says Denis MacShane

ROTHERHAM MP Denis MacShane has urged Ministers to launch a crackdown on children’s access to hardcore internet porn which he said “destroys childhood.”

Dr MacShane said that he wanted to see restrictions on how adult content can be accessed on computers and smartphones used by children.

He has joined other MPs in calling on BT, Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk and Orange to make it impossible to access hard-core porn unless the user completes a  screening process to confirm their age.

Dr MacShane said: “At meetings with the communications minister Ed Vaizey, we heard reports that children in primary school were watching on average eight minutes of hard-core porn a week.

“This sexualisation of children destroys childhood and encourages a degrading image of girls and women as the sex objects of males.”

The current generation of children and adolescents are heavy internet users, with 90 per cent of 12- to 15-year-olds and 75 per cent of five to seven-year- olds saying that they use the Internet regularly.

MPs believed that the ease of web access combined with their technology knowledge means that young people are at risk of accidentally or deliberately accessing porn


  • where are the parents then.. who created the feckless parents in the first place? ..of course a parent is probably incapable of saying such words like 'sex' or even talking in an honest and open way about anything like this.. 'parent might get a red face if they try talk about it'.. why not get the parents up to speed in technology? ..while their at it try and improve the consistency and standard of general sex education in schools...

    barry j. Tue 05 Jul 05:02:10.

  • Glad this right on piece of twaddle from disgraceful Denis didn't make it into the print edition this week! Until this greedy politician has been exonerated by the Metropolitan Police and the Parliamentary investigations have also concluded, his views carry little weight. Read the MacShane files on www.rotherhampolitics.org.uk

    termite. Sat 18 Jun 20:06:17.

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