Original language of petition: English
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED RESIDENTS OF CANADA, draw the attention of the House to the following:
WHEREAS sexually explicit material — including demeaning material and material depicting sexual violence — can be easily accessed on the Internet by young persons;
Whereas a significant proportion of the sexually explicit material accessed online is made available on the Internet for commercial purposes and is not protected by any effective age-verification method;
WHEREAS the consumption of sexually explicit material by young persons is associated with a range of serious harms, including the development of pornography addiction, the reinforcement of gender stereotypes and the development of attitudes favourable to harassment and violence — including sexual harassment and sexual violence — particularly against women;
WHEREAS Parliament recognizes that the harmful effect of the increasing accessibility of sexually explicit material online for young persons is an important public health and public safety concern;
WHEREAS online age-verification technology is increasingly sophisticated and can now effectively ascertain the age of users without breaching their privacy rights;
WHEREAS anyone making sexually explicit material available on the Internet for commercial purposes has a responsibility to ensure that it is not accessed by young persons;
WHEREAS online age-verification was the primary recommendation made by stakeholders during a 2017 study by the Standing Committee on Health.
THEREFORE your petitioners call upon the House of Commons to adopt Bill S-203, Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
Petitions identical to 432-00719 (Health)
|Identical Petition||Presenter||Date of Presentation||Signatures|
|432-00719||Arnold Viersen||March 24, 2021||37|
|432-00832||Arnold Viersen||April 20, 2021||25|
|432-00696||Arnold Viersen||March 22, 2021||31|
|432-00668||Arnold Viersen||March 11, 2021||29|
|432-00563||Arnold Viersen||February 25, 2021||38|
|432-00513||Arnold Viersen||February 17, 2021||25|
|432-00257||Arnold Viersen||November 23, 2020||26|