2012 Campaign in partnership with Premier

Christian Radio:

 'SafetyNet - Protecting Innocence Online'

Background

SafetyNet was launched on Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 - Safer Internet Day- calling for Internet Service Provider (ISP) network level filters, reinforcing Safermedia's Block Porn message. It includes an open letter published in a national daily paper, a petition to Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, (Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Olympics and Sport), and responding to a Govt Consultation on Online Parental Controls.

 

 

To find out more about our SafetyNet Campaign click HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT ONLINE SAFETY  BILL TO BACK UP THE CALL FOR AN ‘OPT IN’

May/June 2013 -  'Protected offline, but exposed online'  Read HERE for information on Baroness Howe's Online Safety Bill      -  Recent NAHT survey shows overwhelming parental support for internet porn block Click HERE

 5 February 2013 - A series of amendments have been tabled  to  support Baroness Howe’s Online Safety Bill.  

You can read a press release about this HERE

You can also read the debate by clicking HERE

and the transcript by clicking HERE

On 9 November 2012 Baroness Howe’s Online Safety Bill received its 2ndReading in the House of Lords.  Read about it HERE

 

 

PETITION

 

 

Presenting the SAFETY NET Petition with over 110,000 signatures at 10 Downing Street on 6 September 2012

From left to right:   Miranda, Pippa, Andrew Selous MP, Mark Garnier MP, Fiona Mactaggart MP, Claire Perry MP (back), Fiona Bruce MP, David Burrowes MP, Peter Kerridge CEO Premier Radio.

 

The handing in of the Petition happily coincided with the day that the Government Consultation on Parental Internet Controls closed.

  

Click HERE to see Safermedia’s response to the  Consultation.

 

 

140 MPs have signed the petition and many organisations and charities including NSPCC, Care, National Council of Women of Great Britain, Townswomen’s Guilds, Young Minds, Lucy Faithfull Foundation and STOP IT NOW!

IMPORTANT BILL TO BACK UP THE CALL FOR AN ‘OPT IN’

On 9 November 2012 Baroness Howe’s Online Safety Bill received its 2nd Reading in the House of Lords.  Read about it HERE

 5 February 2013 - A series of amendments have been tabled  to  support Baroness Howe’s Online Safety Bill.  

You can read a press release about this HERE

You can also read the debate by clicking HERE

and the transcript by clicking HERE

STOP PRESS – New Youth Focus

Theft of my Innocence - Superb new SafetyNet campaign video by MOBO award winning Gospel rapper Jahaziel

Written exclusively for the Safetynet campaign, MOBO award winning Gospel rapper Jahaziel shares his testimony, through song, of his early exposure to pornography and the subsequent effects it had…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDPXj2HEPUM Music performance video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkDt0cT9SMo&feature=relmfu  Interview video

Similarly, the music video is available to view on the Safetynet website (see above) and the track is also available to download too.

 Twitter, use the hash tage #theftofinnocence.

A sample of the information available on the SafetyNet website:

THE ISSUE

Every day children and young people are accessing mainstream pornography on the internet, including the most hardcore, violent and abusive images. Evidence clearly shows pornography has a detrimental impact on children and young people including premature sexualisation, negative body image and unhealthy notions about relationships. This cannot be allowed to continue.

SOME KEY FACTS

 Internet becoming integral part of family life in the UK

Approximately 73% of British households now have access to the Internet. (ONS - Internet Access, August 2010)

Children and young people accessing pornography at an alarming rate

The single largest group of internet pornography consumers is children aged 12-17 (Psychologies Magazine).

Harmful impact of pornography on children and young people

Dr Linda Papadopolous, "The evidence gathered in the review suggests a clear link between consumption of sexualized images, a tendency to view women as objects and the acceptance of aggressive attitudes and behaviour as the norm."

(Home Office report into the sexualisation of children 2010)

The problem with mobile phones

  • Sexting - 40% of 11 - 14 yr olds have used their mobile phones or computer to send pictures of themselves or receive naked or topless images of friends (SW Grid for Learning Mar 11)
     

 General public agree pornography is harmful to society

  • A YouGov poll in February 2011 found that 93% of Women and 73% Men (83% average total) felt that the ease with which pornographic content can be viewed on the internet is damaging to children.

 
Sign the petition and get others to as well - Contact your local MP - Contact your Internet Service Provider - Talk to your family and friends about this - Pray