Protect Youth from Pornography Exposure | Bill S-210

Defend Dignity
January 4, 2024

Sexual acts depicting misogyny, violence, incest, etc. are easily accessible online and kids are being exposed to them at increasingly younger ages. Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne has introduced Bill S-210 to require sites to verify that users are adults before accessing pornographic content. This is an important step in preventing the wide range of harms linked with youth exposure to pornography.

Bill S-210 has passed through the Senate. On December 13th, 2023 it passed 2nd reading in the House of Commons. It has now been referred to committee for further study.

Ask your MP to support Bill S-210!

There are two ways to contact your MP to tell them this issue is important to you.

  1. Search for their contact info on ourcommons.ca. You can search by name, constituency, or your postal code.
  2. Send this easy pre-written letter. Fill in your details and it will be automatically routed to your MP, as well as other relevant ministers, when you click send. We recommend personalizing it by including some lines on why this issue matters to you.

 

Next steps
About Bill S-210, the Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act

“The purpose of this Act is to protect public health and public safety and, in particular, to
(a) protect the mental health of young persons by restricting their access to sexually explicit material;
(b)  protect Canadians — in particular, young persons and women — from the harmful effects of the exposure of young persons to sexually explicit material, including demeaning material and material depicting sexual violence; and
(c) deter organizations that make sexually explicit material available on the Internet for commercial purposes from allowing young persons to access that material.”
You can read the full text of Bill S-210 and track its progress.

 

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