GROUNDBREAKING FILM ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF PORN
Over 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. The goal of the project is to educate youth on the realities of pornography, help their parents understand the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and propose solutions for preventing exposure and addiction in the first place.
We are excited about the release of this powerful documentary and believe that it will be instrumental in exposing the dangers of pornography and in urging Parliamentarians to implement safeguards against it.
Click here to watch the official trailer now.
-Over 90% of boys and 60% of girls have seen porn before the age of 18
-71% of teens hide their online behaviour from their parents
-Boys see porn for the first time by age 12, on average
Alarmingly, the type of porn that exists today is violent and degrading on a scale we've never seen; 83% of male minors have seen group sex online and 23% of girls have witnessed sexual bondage.
FILM TOUR SUPPORTING M-47:
There is going to be an Over 18 film tour this October-December in support of MP Arnold Viersen's Motion-47. This motion calls on Parliament's Standing Committee on Health to examine the public health effects of the ease of access and viewing of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women and men. From there, we are hoping to see the government implement restrictions on such material.
In addition to screening the film, the tour stops are expected to highlight M-47 and urge attendees to sign the petition and write letters to Parliament in support of this motion.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1 - HOST A SCREENING:
The Hope for the Sold charity is currently booking screenings for the tour. If you or your church would like to inquire about hosting a viewing, please contact email@example.com.
2 - SEE THE FILM:
Please plan to attend a screening in your city. Bring your friends and family! Check here for a list of screenings booked so far. (If no screening is available in your city or region, please go back to point #1 and consider hosting one yourself!)
3 - SUPPORT M-47:
Motion 47 will be debated and voted on in the House of Commons this fall. To help raise support for this important motion, please:
* Sign & circulate the petition found here.
* E-mail your MP asking them to vote in favour of M-47. Click here find your MP by postal code now.
* Use the hashtag #SupportM47 on social media.
Thank you for helping to protect Canadian children and their families by fighting pornography with us!