Lewis concerned about youth sex videos

Lewis concerned about youth sex videos

Director of Human Services, Elizabeth Lewis, has expressed concern about videos on social media featuring sexual activity involving young people.

She spoke to reporters today as a march against abuse organised by the Vide Bouteille Secondary school got underway.

“It is extremely disheartening what we are seeing now with the number of videos that are coming out showing this kind of thing with our young people,” Lewis said.

“I want us to take it in the context of abuse,” she explained.

According to Lewis, once young people below the age of sixteen are involved it has to be considered abuse.

She noted that at times persons are quick to condemn the victim.

However the Director of Human Services observed that there are issues of cycles of abuse, lack of knowledge and parental neglect.

“There are a lot of factors that can cause young persons to engage in that kind of behaviour,” she stated.

Lewis issued a warning to young people to be careful about their use of social media.

“You do not have to record everything. You do not have to tape everything and you have to hold yourself to a very high standard so that no one will do that to you,” she said.

“Really, at the end of the day parents can do so much but the young persons need to take some level of responsibility,” Lewis declared.

She urged young people not to get themselves into situations where they can be abused.

The Director of Human Services expressed the view that the time has come for Saint Lucia to implement strict policies and laws.

“We know in other jurisdictions once it gets onto somebody’s phone that is considered a crime and for us in Saint Lucia we have to look in that direction,” she said, adding that Saint Lucia must ensure that its children are protected, even if it takes changing or amending laws relating to social media and the posting of videos.

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 2:24 pm Reply

    why do we only hear her when something has happened. In the years since she occupied this position she only speaks after incidents. i have never heard her speak of getting changes in legislation to protect the victims more.

  2. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm Reply

    What about the little boy from Mabouya Valley that you failed Elizabeth! You and your team FAILED him. You and your department are useless.

  3. Weng Teng
    June 9, 2017 at 3:23 pm Reply

    Lewis needs to be proactive not reactive. This is what happens when we have dinosaurs in these positions for way too long and they have become out of touch with today’s realities

  4. Smartute777
    June 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm Reply

    Dem utes now like to drink and smoke I’ll give it to u raw (Words deleted)

  5. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 5:12 pm Reply

    A a a a smh air bair bor

  6. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 5:17 pm Reply

    Do not blame Louis for what these worthless St Luciaians are doing. Are you hearing of these heinous crimes in the other Caribbean islands. Get your people educated and stop playing the ASS and blaming Tom DIc and Harry

  7. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply

    Yes we hear of these heinous crimes in other Caribbean islands and someone just as lazy as Elizabeth Lewis likely heads the office responsible. She’s lazy and useless , that’s all it is.

  8. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Well since you are so clever open up an focus group that you can spear head and help with and tackle of the sick s problems St Lucia have and stop using your common sense so foolishly. I applaud you (Word deleted)

  9. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply

    May be you heard of these crimes in other parts of the Caribbean. I haven’t

    1. Cristal
      June 9, 2017 at 9:24 pm Reply

      Really? Trinidad and Tobago, check it out!

  10. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 5:54 pm Reply

    You have all the common sense. Why don’t you lead a group to address some of these crimes in St Lucia instead of putting your intelligence to cursing off people on line. Smart Alec

  11. Anonymous
    June 9, 2017 at 10:55 pm Reply

    The poorly educated should not have access to inter-net porn! This is a simple case of monkey see, monkey do!

  12. watching you
    June 10, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply

    Abusers stay off and stop the abuse of the children. You can attack the messanger as you want but you will be discovered one of these days.

  13. Anonymous
    June 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm Reply

    watching you, when you learn to read, and understand what you’ve read come back then. The comment, though crude is clearly intended to dissuade children from porn.

  14. Anonymous
    June 12, 2017 at 8:40 am Reply

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