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UN watchdog rips report that defended children viewing porn

UN watchdog rips report that defended children viewing porn


UN watchdog rips report that defended children viewing porn

A watchdog group says a prominent United Nations agency is playing a dangerous game over children and pornography.

UNICEF published a paper earlier this year about protecting children from harmful content online, and Alexis Fragosa of C-FAM has read the document and says it reached all the wrong conclusions.

“And ultimately,” Fragosa warns, “the analysis claimed that, based on the scientific evidence, and they were citing one particular EU study, that pornography is not always harmful to children.”

The post-Christian continent of Europe is known for its permissive society, however, where the age of consent is 14 in some countries, and the UN document that relied on so-called experts in those countries attempted to justify graphic sex education for children.

Responding to the controversial report, watchdog C-FAM publicized the information and more than 400 child safety experts, representing 26 countries,  objected to the findings.

UNICEF ultimately removed the report and revised it.

“The revised report very carefully eliminated these specific statements that pornography is not always harmful for children,” Fragosa says, “but the analysis, and their reliance on this EU study, remained the same.”