Web Porn – who cares?

I’m just about to write another letter to my MP, James Paice. The poor man must get sick of me at times, though he is very gracious and professional!

You see, it seems that there is very little you can do when you come across pornography on the Internet. If it seems to involve children you can report it to the Internet Watch Foundation http://www.iwf.org.uk, though they seem to have little power. You can report it to the search engine, or the Internet Service Providers, or try to tell the police. But it is very difficult, and quite frightening to find this stuff and not feel confident that it will get dealt, or that you might end up in trouble yourself, though the UK law does allow for accidental sight of this kind of material.

If I haven’t lost you already, you are probably wondering what caused this mini rant and where it is leading.

**the next paragraph may shock some**

Well the cause was that as well as finding the odd unpleasnt image whilst searching online, I have just become aware of some of the obscene photographs that can be veiwed by anyone of any age on Facebook. This is because some individuals decide to advertise themselves by way of their profile photograph, as a result it is possible to see anal intercourse, naked and sexualy aroused people, suggestive pictures of teenage boys, oral sex etc. etc.

Yes I have reported this to the faceless facebook, and eventually they will sometimes take some action (though rarely and slowly), but it has left me thinking, “what can we do about this?”

Hence the letter to the MP – please write to your MP too, asking he/she to look at this issue and lobby the government to do something about it. If you are not a UK national please lobby your own state representatives.

Also bring this area to your fellowships for prayer, and please do report anything you find to http://www.iwf.org.uk.

 

PS – Do be careful to keep an eye on children and teens using such sites as Facebook, Youtube etc.

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