Protect Youth from Pornography Exposure | Bill S-210

Defend Dignity
May 1, 2023

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 pornography sites to verify their consumers are adults. This is an important step in preventing the wide range of harms linked with youth exposure to pornography.

Bill S-210 has passed the Senate and is now in the House of Commons.

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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.