Youths have been advised against watching and sharing pornographic, violent and other unwholesome video contents on the internet.
Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), gave this advice on Sunday at a capacity building on film classification and rating for youths in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Over 200 youths, who were more of 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 the urgent need to caution young Nigerians against the moral implications of pornographic and violent motion picture contents, which were largely responsible for the prevalence of moral decadence among youths.
He reiterated that although the Censors Board prohibits pornographic contents, the emergence of the internet had made unrestricted access possible, which calls for intensive youth education.
The Executive Director challenged parents and guardians to ensure the contents their children watch should be monitored.
He said the essence of the training is for these youths to serve as ambassadors of the board, and educate other youths against the menace of unwholesome contents.
At the end of the training, the young ‘Ambassadors’, especially those in film business, were empowered with startup grants by the NFVCB.