What will happen with what I share?
What you share will first be read by one of the Expose The Harm team. If there is any information that we think could identify you or someone else, we will remove it before publishing your story on this website. We will also remove any offensive slurs. We aim to publish on this website every story shared with us. Your story may be picked up by other people, including the media, and re-published elsewhere.
Will I get into trouble with my parents, school or police for sharing that I have viewed porn?
Absolutely not! Children do not get in trouble with the law for accessing adult pornography. If adults in your life are concerned about you viewing it, it’s likely because they are worried about your wellbeing. And what’s more, because all stories shared here are strictly anonymised, no one should be able to identify you.
What if I or someone I know has been harmed because of (an)other’s porn use?
If you can see the influence of pornography in your negative experience, we want to hear from you! For example, many people who don’t watch porn are affected by other people’s use of it, like when it fuels sexual harassment or bullying, or inspires people to act in a way which humiliates or upsets their partner or someone they’re dating. On this website we want to bear witness to the full range of harms.
What if I’ve had a positive experience of pornography?
If you have, this website isn’t for you. Please respect the fact that this site is dedicated to those wishing for a safe space to share their negative experiences of pornography.
Will my details be shared with third parties?
Will you contact me?
No, not unless you choose to share your email address with us and consent to be contacted in case of media interest in your story.
How can I get more involved?
We would love for you to be as involved in this campaign as you would like to be! Here are some suggestions:
- Share this website on Social Media.
- Sign up to our newsletter via the website footer to receive updates from Expose the Harm.
- Consider donating to support the wider Expose the Harm Campaign
- Tell your local schools, youth clubs about this website and the opportunity for teachers, parents and children alike to share their stories.
- Share your concerns about this issue by Writing to your MP.
How can the future generation be protected from exposure to online pornography?
There needs to be rigorous Age Verification on all porn websites. This is a basic child protection measure that will finally align standards for the online/ offline world: in the same way children can’t walk into a newsagent and buy a porn magazine, Age Verification will prevent children’s free, unfettered access to porn websites.
Age Verification was promised by the present Conservative government back in 2015 but has so far yet to be implemented. We’ve had assurances that it will be included in the forthcoming Online Safety Bill, which is designed to tackle a whole spectrum of online harms. Obviously, this is welcome news. But there’s concern that, due to the scale of this Bill, Age Verification could still be years away. And in the meantime, every year 800,000 more UK children are being exposed to porn or its impact for the first time. That’s why we are continuing to campaign for Age Verification to be implemented urgently and effectively, and we would love you to join us in this.
Sign the petition on the Keep Kids Off Porn campaign. This is urging the government to protect children from the harms of pornography.