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Natalia began to suffer from anorexia nervosa while studying art at university. She discovered 'pro-ana' sites and forums on the internet, which she believes prolonged her illness because they encouraged her to keep losing weight and to avoid seeking help. Jim Valentine of, a website aimed at young people, describes the way his organisation moderates what is said on the site.
First broadcast:
14 November 2008

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to initiate a debate on freedom of speech on the internet - should people be free to say whatever they like online, or should there be some regulation of inappropriate material and behaviour? Is there a difference between censorship and regulation?