Sep 13


YouTube Added: 14.08.2013

From the article:

“… a girl who does not reveal her identity, talks with heartbreaking candour about how she would do anything for her BlackBerry; when a gang of boys takes it from her she recounts how she endured sexual assault in order to have it back.”


Beeban Kidron, at her Suffolk home: ‘There is a new world order and our children are carrying it around in their pockets.’ Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

Beeban Kidron: ‘We need to talk about teenagers and the internet’ (Guardian, Sep 8, 2013):

The boy addicted to porn; the girl who endured sexual assault to get her BlackBerry back… In Beeban Kidron’s sobering documentary British teenagers open up about how they use and feel about their smartphones and the internet

When Beeban Kidron makes a film, she says, she always tends to start on the street. InRealLife, which is a film no parent and no teenager should miss, began in exactly that way. She went out with her camera and started talking to a group of lads in London. “What is the best thing about the internet?” Kidron wondered. One of the boys, a 15-year-old called Ryan, answered her without hesitation. “Porn,” he said. The following day Kidron – who began her film-making career more than 30 years ago when she took a camera with her to Greenham Common – phoned Ryan to see if he might want to talk further about his answer; she talked, too, to his mother, and eventually she was invited into the great terra incognita of contemporary life, the teenage bedroom.

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