British culture 'pornification'

Shadow Public Health Minister Diane Abbott is to deliver a speech on the 'pornification' of British culture later today. She is calling for a national conversation between parents and their children about sex.

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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.

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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.

Calls for a 'sex education revolution' in British schools

Dianne Abbott, will address the sexualisation of British adolescence in a speech today to the Fawcett Society.

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

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 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Speaking about the sexualisation of adolescents, she will call for a national conversation between parents and their children about sex, pornography and technology.