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Sexualisation Of Children

Can the internet make loved ones ‘immortal’?

Denyse O'Leary | 4 Nov 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: bereavement, digital images, Halloween, sexualisation of children

How the wrong kind of rights harm children

Jean Lloyd | 15 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, sexualisation of children, third party reproduction
The new sexuality rides roughshod over children's rights and welfare.

TV ads which abuse children’s innocence

Claude A. Curran | 30 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: advertising, sexual abuse, sexualisation of children
Corporate bullies are making a fortune by peddling drugs for sexual dysfunction on prime-time TV.

Stopping the panic over Britain’s paedophiles

Michael Cook | 11 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: paedophilia, sex abuse, sexualisation of children, UK
What the country really needs is a new moral ecosystem.

Study: Underage sexting is common but risks child porn law charges

Denyse O'Leary | 30 Jun 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Internet use, sexualisation of children, texting

Sex, schools and social suicide

Kevin Ryan | 22 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: schools, sex education, sexualisation of children
If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn?

Healing a culture of abuse

Michael Cook | 13 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, sexual abuse, sexualisation of children
Australia is going to have a Royal Commission into child sex abuse. Good idea, but will it go to the heart of the matter?

Sexualisation of girls and the role of the mother

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: girls, mothers, sexualisation of children
While media portrayals of women and girls as sexual objects are omnipresent and intrusive, we can blame too much on these public influences and forget the importance of what parents do.

What’s behind our girl-harming culture?

Dale O'Leary | 20 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: American Psychological Association, sexualisation of children
A professional body tackles the issue of the sexualisation of girls but fails miserably to diagnose the cause.

Ottawa exhibition modified after complaints

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Canada, sexualisation of children
A sex exhibition due to open in Ottawa today and aimed at children 12 and up has been modified, thanks to complaints from the public and a letter to a government minister.

Sexualisation of children a public health issue

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: sexualisation of children
Australian doctors have led calls for an inquiry into what has been labelled the “premature sexualisation of children in marketing and advertising”, with the Australian Medical Association arguing the practice is detrimental to child health and development.

Shops you can drop

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: brands, pornography, sexualisation of children
Here's a pre Christmas shopping heads-up, especially for folks Down Under. It's a warning from Australian group Collective Shout, a grassroots campaigning movement challenging the sexualisation and objectification of women and girls, about brands that do precisely that.

A rap over the knuckles for offensive lyrics

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: media ethics, sexualisation of children
The latest move in Britain’s clampdown on the sexualization of children is a warning to broadcasters to keep offensive lyrics off the radio waves at times when children are likely to be listening.

The “Breast Milk Baby” doll controversy

Mariette Ulrich | 21 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: breast-feeding, sexualisation of children
I'm a bit divided on the concept of this toy: the bra part seems a little creepy to me, but otherwise I see no harm.

Give parents more weight in controlling media standards, says UK report

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: media ethics, parental rights, sexualisation of children
British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a lead in the battle against the pornification of culture and the sexualisation of children.

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