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We can't afford to be shy about sex education – or porn will fill in the gaps

When I was at school, sex education was pretty much non-existent. I graduated in 2010, and the main things I came away with, in order of how they were prioritised included: how not to get pregnant, how not to get an STI, and how to distinguish between mine and my male counterparts “private bits”. Seven years later, not much has changed. While some schools provide open and honest sexual education emphasising consent and respect, many others teach only anatomy and safety, or avoid the topic altogether. The ongoing prevalence of…

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Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun. The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement. But details as to how the scheme will work have yet to be finalised. Experts who advised ministers said the targeted date seemed “unrealistic”. The Act also sets out other new laws including punishing the use of bots to snatch up scores of concert…

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UK plans age verification for porn websites from 2018

People in the UK will have to prove they are 18 before being allowed to access pornography websites from next year, the government is to announce. Websites will be legally required to install age verification controls by April 2018 as part of a move to make the internet safer for children. Users may be asked to provide credit card details, as gambling websites do. Companies breaking the rules set out in the Digital Economy Act face being blocked by their internet provider. Under the plans, firms supplying payment and other…

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Rob Kardashian 'regrets' revenge porn, 'devastated' Blac Chyna is granted restraining order

The drama between reality television personalities Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna has made its way to the court system. A week after the reality television family member’s stunning social media meltdown – Kardashian posted nude photos of his ex-fiancee, accused her of drug use and published a video of her kissing another man – Blac Chyna was granted a temporary restraining order against him in a California court. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Parkour twins smash competition Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 01:26 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext slide…

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Blac Chyna accuses Rob Kardashian of domestic violence after revenge porn incident

As well as cyberbullying her through the release of revenge porn on his Instagram account last week, Blac Chyna has accused her ex-fiance Rob Kardashian of domestic violence. On Monday (US time), Lisa Bloom, a well known women’s rights and celebrity lawyer, will file a restraining order for the former rap video model against Kardashian, 30, after he posted sexually explicit images of Chyna, 29, the mother of his eight-month-old daughter, Dream, on Instagram and Twitter. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Parkour twins smash competition Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 01:26 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext slide Rob…

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Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts

Facebook is taking fresh action to prevent so-called revenge porn from being spread across its platforms. The social network is making it impossible to repost or share intimate images of people thought to have been uploaded without their permission once they have been identified as such and removed. The measure is being rolled out across Facebook, Messenger and Instagram but not WhatsApp. Campaigners welcomed the development. “It’s a huge step forward,” said Laura Higgins, founder of the UK’s Revenge Porn Helpline. “Quite often these images are posted on social media…

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