Pornography addiction is a public health crisis, and the pornography industry is increasingly coming after your kids. The average age of initial exposure to pornography is age 11, with some surveys pegging it at age 8. This is inexcusable. Children have a right to their innocence –– and parents and lawmakers have the responsibility to protect this innocence.
If you care about Arkansas children and the future of our country, we need your help today. The Arkansas House is considering legislation that would require age verification to view online pornography.
But the bill is stuck in the powerful House rules committee. We need your calls and emails to get it unstuck.
Please contact your Arkansas House member now and ask him/her to pass S.B. 66.
We require age verification to drive. We require it to gamble. We require it to see NC-17 movies. It’s time to use the same guidelines for adult websites.
At the beginning of this year, Louisiana launched this commonsense idea with the passage of legislation that requires adult websites to “provide for reasonable age verification.” The Louisiana law warns that “pornography contributes to the hypersexualization of teens and prepubescent children and may lead to low self-esteem, body image disorders, an increase in problematic sexual activity at younger ages, and increased desire among adolescents to engage in risky sexual behavior.”
This is why several states, including neighboring Mississippi, are considering similar bills.
Now it’s up to lawmakers in the Arkansas House of Representatives to support this same idea.
Please contact your Arkansas representative today at 501-682-6211, and ask your representative to support S.B. 66 to help protect children from Internet pornography.
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