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user1488496635 Thu 02-Mar-17 23:25:14

Just watched tonight's question time.

Liz truss as 'Justice Secretary' has repeatedly responded to child pornography questions by dodging the issue about offenders and saying that we need to educate children about not taking images in the first place?

AIBU to think that although I agree we need to make sure our children are educated in an appropriate way this should not be our first measure of defence for this type of crime?! hmmconfusedangry

auntyhiro Thu 02-Mar-17 23:43:18

YABU, 99% of all pornography is produced by children, Even if they think it is safe many leave their cloud storage unsecured.

The first duty of a police officer is the prevention of a crime. It is not the only measure but stopping the first secure prevents many downstream offenses and gievn the progress of facial recognition technology with the huge database of faces from facebook it is a very bad idea to produce and distribute content you would not want an employer of your mum to see

PurpleDaisies Thu 02-Mar-17 23:45:01

Where's that statistic from aunty?

user1488496635 Thu 02-Mar-17 23:47:48


- I do agree and I didn't mean that we shouldn't educate our children,
I really believe everyone needs to be educated. I'm so shocked at 90% very worrying where is that from?

BriantheWife Fri 03-Mar-17 00:43:59

99% of all pornography is produced by children

I don't believe this for a second.

steff13 Fri 03-Mar-17 01:49:09

I don't think any of the children I know produce pornography.

RedBullBlood Fri 03-Mar-17 01:57:14

99% of all pornography is produced by children

Can you direct us to the source of that statistic?

emmyrose2000 Fri 03-Mar-17 02:33:53


Right, so children who are out in public and are unwittingly photographed by perverts are to blame if their image gets used inappropriately? By the "justice minister's" lack of lodge, apparently yes.

I've never come across a child (or to my knowledge, an adult - but who knows what happens in private) who has produced pornography. The "justice minister" is an idiot. Make it harder for perverts to take or obtain/share porn in the first place, not blame the child victims.

emmyrose2000 Fri 03-Mar-17 02:34:15


MarcelineTheVampire Fri 03-Mar-17 04:33:59

Aunty please direct us to a source for that fact as I'm pretty certain this is a load of crap.

Shitalopram Fri 03-Mar-17 04:40:41

Auntybiro that's got to be a typo!

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Fri 03-Mar-17 04:52:32

I remember back to my teenage years. We were fooling about with photography and developing our own pictures. So yes we took explicit photographs as we explored our developing bodies. That required someone having a dark room and photographic equipment. Of course pre-internet, they couldn't get posted all round the world and simply got binned.

These days, the same teenage behaviour becomes very dangerous because the technology is all too easy. Indeed there were a couple of teenage girls taking selfies in their bedroom a while back. They left the curtains were open and probably didn't realise they could be seen. So now those two will probably have a digital trail that can come back to hurt them.

So yes Liz Truss does have a point.

OOI, what should one do having witnessed such a thing?

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Fri 03-Mar-17 05:15:17

27% of all statistics are made up on the spot*. I think Aunty rather proves this.

* Including this one.

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