Anti-child pornography network stages...

Anti-child pornography network stages unity walk

There are 6 comments on the story from Jul 15, 2008, titled Anti-child pornography network stages unity walk. In it, reports that:

An anti-child pornography network staged Tuesday a walk for unity against child pornography.

The alliance is composed of various groups committed to anti-pornography advocacy, including Caritas Manila, Council for the Welfare of Children, United Nations Children's Fund, Philippine Women's University, and Optical Media Board.

The alliance believed that child pornography is a growing problem given the widespread access to the Internet, cell phone video, pirated DVDs, and pornographic cartoons. They also included, among their activities, a petition-signing campaign.

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Since: Jan 08

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#1 Jul 15, 2008
Congessman Del de Guzman of Marikina City explained of the Anti-Child Pornography Bill which he is pushing in Congress -

"There is no law yet specifically targeting child pornography. There is only one bill which exists that penalizes pornography in general."

Tony Norona Jr

Toronto, Canada

#4 Jul 15, 2008
This child pornography is not enough to tackle the child sex trade going on in the Philippines. The bill should also include those involve child prostitution. The Philippines and other parts of Asia are being used by foreigners to use children for sex. Those people who live in poverty and squalor are so destitute enough that will prostitute their children earn meager dollars from the foreigners. Isn’t it about time that the Philippines should pass a bill that has teeth to stop the abuse made on children? I appeal to you all, Caritas Manila, Council for the Welfare of Children, United Nations Children's Fund, Philippine Women's University, and Optical Media Board to make this happen.

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Since: Jun 08

Manila, Philippines

#7 Jul 15, 2008
There is already a law on that - R.A. 7610 (Anti-Child Abuse Law)
Dr Frank Kardasz

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Jul 16, 2008
Good work Congessman Del de Guzman!

Unlawful images and videos that depict the sexual exploitation of minors are commonly called child pornography. In most jurisdictions child pornography is considered to be a serious crime. Why is child pornography a serious crime? Beyond sexual self-gratification, possessors and traffickers of unlawful images use the images for one or more reasons including (Child pornography, 1986):

* To blackmail children into keeping silent about the abuse.
* To preserve a child's youthful image at the age preferred by the pedophile.
* To establish trust and camaraderie with other pedophiles.
* To gain access to other markets and children by exchanging material with other pedophiles.
* To duplicate, produce and sell for profit.
* To reassure themselves that their deviant behavior is shared by others and therefore not abnormal.
* To seduce children and lower the child's inhibitions as part of the grooming process intended to model deviant sexual behavior.


Are the possessors of unlawful images dangerous? Is someone who looks at pictures a threat to offend against a child? Recent research (Hernandez, 2006) suggests that there may be a correlation between those who possess child pornography and those who are also “hands-on” contact offenders. One surprising study of federal prisoners indicated that 85% of those in custody for possession of child pornography were also“hands-on” molesters whose contact offenses had never been discovered.

Other professionals agree that there is a danger that possessors of unlawful images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors could escalate and eventually offend against real children. Dr. Chris Hatcher,(1997) Professor of Psychology at the University of California said, "It begins with fantasy, moves to gratification through pornography, then voyeurism, and finally, to contact." Former FBI profiler John Douglas (Mindhunter, 1995, p. 108) described the relationship between pornographic images and sex offenders. He said, "With most sexually based killers, it is a several-step escalation from the fantasy to the reality, often fueled by pornography, morbid experimentation on animals, and cruelty to peers."
Some possessors of unlawful images use the contraband as a "unique solution" to their pedophilic preferences. They rationalize that sexually gratifying themselves after viewing images is a justifiable alternative to committing "hands on" contact offenses against actual children.

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Chicago, IL

#10 Jul 19, 2008
You can creates all these laws and when your not implementing it, your not going anywhere.

Durban, South Africa

#14 Mar 6, 2009
nothing wrong with porn.

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