UNICEF Says Restricting Children’s Porn Access Infringes Human Rights.
A recent report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that any attempts to block children from accessing online pornography could qualify as an infringement of human rights.
A 2020 EU Kids Online Study claimed to have gathered data from 19 European Union (EU) countries proving that most children in most of the countries were “neither upset nor happy” after viewing pornographic images. The study even claimed that 39 percent of children in Spain were “happy” after exposure to pornography.
The study concluded there may be a number of reasons why children would “intentionally seek out sexual content,” and that access to the latter may provide an “opportunity” for children to ask questions about “sexual identity” and puberty.
The study led UNICEF to believe that there is no conclusive evidence to prove that pornography harms children, and, therefore, that “any efforts to block children from accessing pornography online might infringe on their human rights.”..