Porn as dangerous as guns to kids

“PORN should be treated like guns and kept under lock and key so children aren’t inadvertently exposed to it at home, a senior Liberal MP has suggested.
Scott Morrison says there should by laws prohibiting parents from letting their children view restricted material.

“It is not acceptable to knowingly or negligently expose a child to pornographic material,” Mr Morrison told Federal Parliament tonight.

“To do so in my view is child abuse.

“Even those who would defend an adult’s right to porn would surely not oppose any restriction or sanction placed on parents who knowingly or negligently expose their children to this abuse.”

Mr Morrison said Australia’s laws currently “exempted” from sanction parents who exposed their children to porn.

“Our laws should and must draw the line.”

The NSW Liberal said the legal system protected children from the dangers of firearms in the home and should similarly protect them from pornography.

“Any ammunition must be stored in a locked and separate container, it must be put in a locked receptacle which is very solid, and failure to meet these requirements attracts a jail sentence,” Mr Morrison said.

“If we can protect our children from guns then we should also be aware of the loaded gun that is lying around in the homes of thousands of Australians on their computer, on their coffee table, in their bathroom or in their bookcase.”

The opposition’s housing spokesman said long-term exposure to porn put children at great risk of developing sexually deviant tendencies, committing sexual offences and having difficulties with intimate relationships.”

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26052553-421,00.html

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