PRÍPAD SVÄTÁ HELENA A OCHRANA MALOLETÝCH V MÉDIÁCH
Case of Saint Helena and the protection of Minors in media
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Television and radio programs can endanger the healthy development of minor percipients. Therefore, several tools have been developed to prevent this. They are legislative, psychological and educative tools. However, according to an original research, the claim about the protection of minors is not quite true. On the island of Saint Helena in the south of the Atlantic television was not introduced until the 1990s. Prior to and after the introduction, an English research team did an in-depth research into the behaviour of minors on the island. This showed that watching television had not had a negative impact on them. However, this research is in contrast with the finding that there is an unacceptable practice of sexual harassment and abuse of young girls and women on the island. This study compares these two facts and raises a question whether youth-threatening television programs can endanger youth who already display an unsuitable or criminal behaviour, or whether the introduction of television cannot have an opposite effect and positively influence youth by bringing in advanced civilization values and models.
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