Omnipresent tsunami of porn must be tackled with early education, says Martin Daubney

'The innocence of children is being compressed downwards and we need to deal with it', says Martin Daubney

Sarah Champion believes children need to be better educated about porn

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The innocence of children is being compressed downwards by an "omnipresent tsunami of porn" and we must stop burying our heads in the sand, says journalist Martin Daubney.

Labour MP Sarah Champion has argued that education around porn should start before children access the material themselves. She claims children as young as five should start the education, to protect them against abusive relationships in the future. 

Daubney, a former editor of lads' mag Loaded and now an anti-porn activist, told Sam Delaney: “In Holland they talk about sex and relationships in this way from age 6. What has been proposed by Miss Champion is in line with the more progressive nations that are making a good job of this, so I think she’s on the right track.

“The age of innocence is being compressed downwards, whether we like it or not, by this omnipresent tidal wave of pornography. So we can deal with that in a number of ways, we could hope it goes away and our child is ok.

"The responsible thing to do and the more forward-thinking and protective thing to do is to address this before it’s an issue, because when a child is scared and ashamed and alone, that’s when you’ve lost them, you’ve got to get to them before that moment."

Listen to the full interview above