Online Porn

How Do We Keep It From Our Kids?

In the age of the Internet, it is laughingly easy for kids to view pornography online. A mere 3 percent of the more than 450 million individual porn Web sites ask for proof of age, according to a recent report by the Washington-based Third Way, a progressive research and policy group. Some sites simply ask visitors to certify that they are of legal age by clicking on “enter.” The majority of porn sites don’t bother to carry any warning of adult content at all, and...

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Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, author of The Divorce Culture (Knopf), directs the Center for Thrift and Generosity at the Institute for American Values.