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6 August 2013

The Problem of Porn

Andy Milligan Politics
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The Government has recently announced plans to talk to Internet service providers (ISPs) about blocking access to adult pornographic websites by default unless a customer requests that the bar be lifted. OFCOM has said that 81% of children aged between 14 and 16 have viewed adult material online and only 46% of parents have online filters on their home computers. 

At Above Bar Church we think this is a great initiative to protect vulnerable people, particularly young people from accessing indecent images. Although we also believe that pornography is not just a problem for young people, but for many adults (male and female) as well.

If you feel that you have a problem with pornography then we’d encourage you to do 3 things:

  1. Talk to someone who you trust about your concerns, you never know, they might be struggling with the same thing.
  2. Find an accountability partner who you can be honest with and who will challenge you. This might be the person you’ve spoken to above, or someone different.
  3. Set up a filter or monitor app on your computer/phone/tablet etc. We really recommend using x3watch from xxxchurch.com. You can set x3watch up to email a summary of your online activities to your accountability partner and then have a regular catch up with them to talk thorough your struggles.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Government campaign to change internet filters at the ISP then please visit and sign up to the campaign at protectingourchildren.co.uk.

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Stephen Hayes on February 19, 2014

“I read a good book on addictions including on line porn by Damien Thompson ‘The Fix’ Recommended. Big problems ahead from inappropriaty sexualised boys seeing iphone porn from age of 8”

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