The Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Mr Adedayo Thomas, has advised youths against watching and sharing pornographic, violent and other unwholesome video contents on the internet.
He gave the advice today at a capacity building on film classification and rating for youths in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Over 200 youths, including young filmmakers, were trained by officials of the board as ‘Community Ambassadors’ of the NFVCB against unclassified films and harmful video contents. According to Thomas, there is urgent need to caution young Nigerians against the moral implications of pornographic and violent motion picture contents, which are largely responsible for the prevalence of moral decadence among youths.
He said that although enabling laws of the Censors Board prohibits pornographic contents, emergence of the internet had made unrestricted access possible, which called for intensive youth education.
The Executive Director also called on parents and guardians to ensure they monitor films their children watch. He added that the trained youths were to serve as ambassadors of the board, who would educate other youths against the menace of unwholesome films.