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Half Of British Teenagers Admit To Sending Or Seeing Child Porn

by | 21st, August 2014

PA 14303417 Half Of British Teenagers Admit To Sending Or Seeing Child Porn

 

THIS isn’t quite the conclustion that this research comes to but it is true all the same: half of British teenagers agree that it’s entirely normal to send child porn around over mobile telephones. So, that’s half the age group that needs to be on the sex offenders’ register then, eh?

The actual report is this:

More than seven out of ten teenagers say they have watched X-rated images on line, with many saying it became common when they were 13-15 years old, while almost half (46 per cent) say “ sending sexual or naked photos or videos is part of everyday life for teenagers nowadays.”

Most of these are, quite obviously, entirely consensual selfies that teens are sending to each other. And it is indeed something that’s about this common. The problem is with what we’ve got as the definition of child pornography these days.

Yes, obviously, an image of someone raping a four year old is child pornography and we’d all like to see the perpetrator locked away (at minimum) for many a year. However, that girl of 17 years and 11 months who sends a picture of herself topless to her 18 year old boyfriend, the one she’s been quite legally shagging for near two years now, has committed the offence of creating and distributing child pornography. And the recipient, if he keeps it, is guilty of possession of child pornography.

This doesn’t bode well really, that we’ve managed to criminalise the behaviour of half of the younger generation. In fact it’s absurd but that’s the way they’ve written the law, the damn fools.



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