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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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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

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