On Sunday morning I was asked to contribute to a number of BBC local radio programmes with regards to this brief:
This week a survey of 700 children revealed deep concerns about children and pornography. 12% said they’d taken part in explicit sex films or photos – and one in ten 13 year olds were worried they were addicted to porn. Well what can be done to protect children and what role can faith communities play?
- Do these findings surprise you?
- Are parents and carers vigilant enough in terms of monitoring what their children are viewing?
- What responsibility do faith communities have to offer moral guidance?
- Are findings such as these proving that faith communities are failing in this?
Dr Bex Lewis is a Christian. She is a Research Fellow in Social Media and Online Learning at Durham University, and the author of the book Raising Children in a Digital Age.
Below are the programmes and the anticipated timings. I plan to audio-record them at the weekend:
- Radio Bristol (7.08am)
- Radio Sheffield (7.22am)
- Radio Lancashire (7.45am)
- Radio Kent (7.52am)
- Radio Guernsey (8.38am)
I may add some of my research later also, referring to Christian events such as Pornscars.