After years of parents, children’s charities, politicians and various other social bodies voicing concern about how easy it is for children to access pornography online, new laws are now being put in place to help protect minors from being able to access pornography. The vast majority of minors are not yet equipped with the life experience to understand porn in its proper context (“these performers are professionals, don’t try this at home people”), such that the Government has finally decided to take action.
Designed to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place to prevent under-18s from being able to freely watch pornography on the internet, the Digital Economy Act 2017 (Part 3) comes into effect this year. (Reference 1).
If you’re reading this and thinking this new law doesn’t affect you because you’re over 18, you’re wrong.
This piece of legislation will change the way that everyone in the UK who uses the internet to watch porn continues to watch porn. Including the 359% rise in female porn watchers too.