7:19 am, Tue 22 Jan 2013
Shadow Minister: 'there is easy access for children'
Shadow Public Health Minister Diane Abbott is giving a speech today on the 'pornification' of British culture.
Speaking to ITV Daybreak she said that parents are not keeping up with the technology that children use today, and it is too easy for children to access content of a sexual nature.
She added: "It's having a damning effect on our culture."
12:45 am, Tue 22 Jan 2013
One third of children have received a sexually explicit text
BeatBullying conducted some research into the sexualisation of children and the rise of 'sexting', they found: Over one third of children have received a sexually explicit text or email
Nearly 90 per cent of children knew the identity of the aggressor, the majority were peers, with a small number indicating it was an adult
Over half of teachers were aware of pupils creating and sharing sexually explicit messages and images via the internet or mobile
12:30 am, Tue 22 Jan 2013
Family unit pressured by 'overpowering markets'
As part of a series of speeches around 'the family', Shadow Public Health Minister Diane Abbott will deliver a speech today, on the sexualisation of children.
One of the central arguments to all these speeches is that the British family unit has been pressurised by overpowering markets, rather than big government, as is sometimes argued.
David Cameron's new childhood adviser called for parents to 'snoop' on children's texts
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In yesterday's papers Claire Perry, David Cameron's new Childhood Advisor called for parents to challenge the 'bizarre' idea that their messages should be kept private, and should feel free to ask their children about their use of mobile phones and social media sites.
12:19 am, Tue 22 Jan 2013
Calls for a 'sex education revolution' in British schools
Dianne Abbott, will address the sexualisation of British adolescence in a speech today to the
She will discuss:
The 'pornification' of popular British culture, with the rise of sexting and slut-shaming in schools
One of the main aims of the speech will be to call for a national conversation between parents and their children about sex, pornography and technology
Diane will call for a 'sex education revolution' in British schools
She says that it should be made easier for parents to block and filter their child's use of the internet and their phones
12:04 am, Tue 22 Jan 2013
Shadow Minister to deliver speech on 'pornification' of culture
Later today Shadow Public Health Minister, Diane Abbott will deliver a speech to the
Fawcett Society on the 'pornification' of British culture.
Shadow Public Health Minister Diane Abbott will deliver her speech to the Fawcett society today
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Speaking about the sexualisation of adolescents, she will call for a national conversation between parents and their children about sex, pornography and technology.