Experts Coming to Winnipeg to Discuss how the Easy Access of Pornography is Affecting Children

Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards, November 17th, 2014

Children are accessing pornography at an alarming rate. A recent study suggests that 90 percent of kids between the ages of 8 and 16 have watched online pornography at least once – most while doing homework. The following experts are scheduled to attend the Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards and Symposium titled, Generation XXX, The Pornification of our Children, on November 17th at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

Cordelia Anderson M.A. – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Author of The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture, Cordelia presents a researched and shocking overview of the impact of pornography on children and youth.

John Carr OBE – London, England
John is an Executive Board member of the UK Council on Child Internet Safety and advisor to Beyond Borders’ International Affiliation ECPAT International. In June 2010, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II honoured John with the Order of the British Empire for his work in protecting children on the Internet.

Gabe Deem – Irving, Texas
A recovered pornography addict who began watching in his youth, Gabe runs, a free online community to help addicts and their partners overcome problems related to porn use.

Cathy Wing – Ottawa, Ontario
Cathy is the Co-Executive Director of MediaSmarts – Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy. An expert in the area of children’s use of the Internet she oversees the ongoing national research project Young Canadians in a Wired World.

 Click here for more information about the Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards and Symposium.