BSA research into nudity on screen
We have published the results of two research projects considering nudity on screen:
- Literature Review: Impacts on Children and Young People of Exposure to Nudity on Television and other Media, 2019 (Researcher: The Collaborative for Research and Training in Youth Health and Development (The Collaborative Trust))
- Litmus Testing Report, 2019 considering whether BSA decisions regarding nudity on screen reflect community attitudes and are easily understood (Researcher: Colmar Brunton Research Ltd).
These research reports include considerable information and insights regarding both the potential for harm to children through exposure to sexual media content as well as the ways broadcasters and parents/caregivers can help avoid or mitigate such harm. The Litmus Testing report also provides comfort that BSA’s nudity related decisions are consistent with current community attitudes and easily understood (with an average of 85% of participants rating each decision as very good, good or acceptable). This research will inform the BSA’s future work programme.