Truth in Pornography Announced

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A lot people already think that pornography is bad—they just don’t know how bad it gets.

The CP80 Foundation announced today the launch of their “Truth in Porn” campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to educate the public about the potential harm and dangers of Internet pornography and to raise their awareness concerning just how much of a problem Internet pornography has become for adults, families, businesses and children.

“As a family therapist working with children and adolescents who are struggling with the effects of pornography, I can tell you that pornography—especially Internet pornography with its violent, demeaning, or highly explicit messages—is damaging, not only for youths, but for many adults as well. Its affects on a person's social and sexual development can have lasting effects,” said Dr. Jill C. Manning, the marriage and family therapist who has testified before members of the US Senate several times concerning the affects of pornography.

The “Truth in Porn” campaign features a website (http://www.truthinporn.com) where people can view a variety of public-safety announcements and informational advertisements created by students who submitted video, audio, print, interactive and editorial entries for a Truth-in-Porn contest run earlier this year.

The website also publishes Internet-pornography statistics, facts and testimonials, as well as conducts its own surveys concerning Internet-pornography related issues, such as the ineffectiveness of porn filters or drawing the line on pornography.

“People need to know what they are allowing to enter into their homes when they are connected to the Internet. They need to know that some forms of pornography are no different than leaving alcohol, drugs or fire arms laying around for their children to pick up and play with,” said Matthew Yarro, VP of Marketing for The CP80 Foundation. “Maybe it won’t affect them. That is a possibility—but it could also ruin their lives and possibly even kill them. Why take the risk?”

Truth in Porn is promoted by The CP80 Foundation, a non-profit organization working towards a more responsible Internet. The foundation is pushing for new legislation that would require all pornographic material on the Internet to use its own set of adult Internet channels (known as ports). It also suggests the use of civil-cause-of-action laws that would allow private citizens to sue pornographers who violated their rights.

About The CP80 Foundation

The CP80 Foundation is a non-profit 501 (C6) organization dedicated to creating a more responsible and manageable Internet. It is currently working on new legislation that would require all pornographic material on the Internet to use its own set of adult Internet channels (or ports). It also suggests the creation of private-cause-of-action laws that would allow citizens to sue pornographers who violated their rights.

More information about The CP80 Foundation and the Internet Channel Initiative can be found at http://www.cp80.org.

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