In a parliamentary inquiry report released last week, British members of Parliament sounded the alarm about the consumption of online pornography by children and teenagers. Although the stats disclosed warrant a shocked gasp, it’s the raucous yet pitifully misguided reaction of the media and government leaders that’s most disheartening.
According to the government inquiry, four out of five 16-year-olds view porn online regularly. Meanwhile, one in three 10-year-olds have viewed similar content. The images these youths are viewing go way beyond mere nudity too. With the click of their fingers, they’re accessing the “whole history of human sexual perversion,” noted the authors. It’s a tragic discovery: millions of children viewing the vilest, most depraved perversions—images and scenes that would make many adults cringe.