“Bombarded” by porn? Really?

Tracey Martin has joined the ban bus and is wanting to ban, or bring in age restrictions on porn sites, because she says young people are “bombarded” by porn: Quote:

New Zealand could follow the United Kingdom in bringing in age restrictions for online pornography and blocking websites which refuse to comply.

Department of Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin, who also holds the children’s portfolio, says young people are being “bombarded” by internet pornography and she wants censorship laws to be strengthened.

“This is a really, really big issue to New Zealand and we are going to have a serious conversation about it,” she told the Herald.

“And I hope to make sure we have this conversation in this term of Government.” End quote.

Good luck trying to implement that. Any politician who claims they want to restrict, filter or ban sites on the internet is a retard. It can’t be done. Quote:

Martin supports the approach of the United Kingdom, which has ambitious – and controversial – plans to introduce mandatory age verification for pornographic websites later this year. End quote.

Oh, and how is the New Zealand government going to force Pornhub, Beeg, Tumblr and any number of countless other sites to put in age blocks…and how is the government going to stop teenagers who want to find out what is behind the age blocker from lying about their age in the first place.

In any case, I really challenge the claims that teenagers are “bombarded” with porn. What tosh. It doesn’t seek you out or come to your browser all by itself.

It is like people who email me complaining about ads on my site for Asian mail order brides…hello…Google knows what you are after and they target ads just for you. Porn is not a homing missile targeting teens and therefore it isn’t a bombardment. You actually have to go looking for porn and that isn’t the responsibility of a government it is the responsibility of the individual and if under age 16, the responsibility of their parents.

If a teenager is being bombarded by porn then they are actually looking for it. Perhaps if parents did some, you know, parenting, we might not need a busybody MP telling what we can and can’t watch on the internet in the privacy of our own homes.


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