The what, why and how of health and development

The problem with blocking pornography

Towards the end of last month, I wrote a piece for the Guardian about the impact of pornography on young people’s sexual health. It was interesting subject and brought to my attention fascinating and diverse opinions people have about sex and sexuality. I’ve got tons of more story leads as a result of researching this piece, so watch this space for more sexual health posts. For now, here’s the article about young people….

A cheer spread around the internet in March when the EU voted against proposals that could have led to internet service providers (ISPs) having to ‘police porn’ online. If this felt familiar, it may be because MPs here rejected similar proposals in December that would have forced ISPs to block porn unless computer owners requested otherwise. Although temporarily shot down, campaigns to filter porn from young people’s lives that drove these proposals haven’t disappeared. Read more.



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