Brethren and the Use of Computers the Facts
Plymouth Brethren Rules and the Use of Computers
A lot of people think the Plymouth Brethren are dead against computers, which isn’t true at all. In actual fact you will hardly find a Brethren business or home without computers.
What they are really against is pornography, so they only use computers and cell phones that have restricted internet access and this is so that their young people will be protected from online porn.
Porn is incredibly powerful and obsessive and one 16 year old described it as “like a parasite sucking away the rest of your life”.
Remember it takes only one or two clicks to get on to porn sites which may include hardline and violent porn with images which could scar a young person’s memory for life. And these may even be accessed by mistake.
The Brethren aren’t the only ones concerned to protect young people. Just look at these numbers:
- 66% of parents are concerned about what a child may access on the internet and sexually explicit material is top of the list (OFCOM)
- There are an estimated 250,000,000 pages of porn on the internet
- 25% of all search engine requests are porn related
- Internet porn generates an estimated $12 billion a year revenue
Can anyone really blame Brethren parents and employers for restricting online access to protect their children and young employees from harm?