I will be working on our own response to this consultation. It's an impressive load of nonsense, all sorts of dubious (and contradictory) statistics on how terrible porn is, but without actually providing any evidence for why.
Details of the consultation are here
for anyone interested.
The consultation document has about 3 pages of stuff, including this gem highlighting the "dangers" of the internet:
- 12% of 8-11 year olds and 24% of 12-15 year olds use social networking sites to communicate with people not known to them;
- 19% of 11-16 year olds have seen potentially harmful user generated content, rising to 32% of 14-16 year old girls;
- 8% of children 11-16 have experienced bullying on the internet;
- A third of 12-15 year olds think all search engine information is truthful.
As for the word document, that seems to be a complete mess; barely manages to open in OO. So much for the Department of Education...