And here are my sources:
"Former TV parenting guru Dr Tanya Byron says society has become so "risk averse" that many young people no longer know how to protect themselves from harm such as web paedophiles.
The clinical psychologist said: "PCs are in classrooms now - this is the future. We obviously have to be vigilant about people with inappropriate desires. But we can't wrap our children in bubble-wrap because then we remove the opportunity for them to live life."
Ms Byron was speaking for the first time since her appointment by Gordon Brown to head an investigation into the impact of video game violence and internet porn on young people." -http://tinyurl.com/59y82y
Obviously thisislondon.co.uk is not the best source in the world, so let's see what The Dail Wail has to say about this pox on humanity:
"The Byron review, an inquiry into how video games affect children, was unveiled last Thursday. Parents are urged not to let children play video games alone in their bedrooms but to insist they play them only in the living room or kitchen, where they can be better monitored.
What a very sensible suggestion. The few of us whose children still do not have a TV or a games console in their bedrooms can feel satisfied at Dr Tanya's ruling. It seems to be a simple solution to a complicated problem." -http://tinyurl.com/65wlk6
And for balance, let's consult the Guardian:
"It would be against the interest of children if codes were so prescriptive that they stifled innovation and meant companies based their safety measures on compliance with a lowest common denominator [...] The Byron report has been widely welcomed by the web industry." -http://tinyurl.com/4b6qol
and staying the Guardian:
"My older child, who's now 12, keeps a diary, and in the way I wouldn't read her diary I respect that she's at the age where she understands more so she has more privacy. I also trust in our relationship that hopefully she can come and talk to me, and she does if she comes across stuff.'"
Hardly "pox on humanity" territory.
Whitehouse, on the other hand:
"claimed, on BBC radio, that Dennis Potter had been influenced by witnessing his mother engaged in adulterous sex. Potter's mother won substantial damages from the BBC and The Listener, who were reportedly unimpressed by Whitehouse's claim to have had a blackout on air and subsequently to have had no recollection of her words."
and "In addition to her campaigns regarding television, Whitehouse brought [...] private prosecution for blasphemous libel against Gay News in 1977. [...] The private prosecution concerned a poem, The Love That Dares to Speak Its Name by James Kirkup, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. It resulted in a nine-month suspended jail sentence for the editor of Gay News, Denis Lemon [...]" - http://tinyurl.com/s2c58
As some famous Welshers once said: This is my truth, tell me yours.