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Thats another thing. It's the governments fault. They are the ones who said kids should have sex ed earlier. They did it to combat the problem of teengage preganys. If you ask me, they are making itr worse.
Yer, I tottaly agree. I could debate with this all day long long because its such a bad thing. I think the things that affect it are:
1) The government -in education-sex ed early,
2) Television,
3) The internet,
4) Magazines -most mags now are bought buy younger kids but are meant for 15-17 yr olds,
5) Parents.

Do you all agree?
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by sexual imagery on television.

MODS DON'T DELETE PLEASE IT IS A QUESTION FOR MY DISSERTATION I JUST WANT OPINIONS!!

There is currently very little sexual imagery before the watershed, generally the closest to sex is a couple kissing and heading to the bedroom. do you think kids understand what is going on (I mean like pre teen) and do you think this affects them.
Do any of you remember seeing anything your self as a child, did it affect you??
Do you think it is too easy for children to watch tv after watershed due to tv's in their rooms, and do you think the parents that complain about sex even after watershed should take a good look at their own parenting ways??

Thankyou!!
I babysit for a 5 year old girl and a 9 year old boy and the girl asked me "Do you like having sex?"!!!!!! I was appalled!!! :eek: lol, I didn't even know what sex was at 5. Actually, nor should I. I think they're allowed to watch a lot of 18 rated films, which I think is soooo wrong.
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I think it's more the big films/blockbusters that affect the children, not just the watershed. When you see films like Daredevil (12A) with lots of fairly sexual scenes (the dancing etc), and you see 5 year olds go in to watch them, since it's 'OK' as long as someone accompanies them, then they are bound to get affected.

and yeah, little kids dress far too explicitly - they are almost asking for paedophiles to take a closer look...
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i forgot to mention, books may have some cause too.... things like Jacqueline Wilson, which are I know targeted at teenagers, but as far as I can tell, are also read by girls under 10.... they all mention something about fancying boys etc, even if they do not actually describe anything sexual - it's bound to make them more interested in the opposite sex as well.
If only more of the modern books were like Enid Blyton etc, which removed that aspect completely.
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Some Really Good Views Guys, You Are All So Helpful Xx
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Some Really Good Views Guys, You Are All So Helpful Xx
caps lock on!!!! *throws lemonade over shazza* hehehe...
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sexual imagery on tv :eek:
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caps lock on!!!! *throws lemonade over shazza* hehehe...
oops... lol!!
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magazines arent good.. teen mags which include best sex position, and even the ones with help pages .. since those who write in with sex related questions inevitably then get put on and read by those who arent sexually active making many of those who arent insecure that they are getting left behind..(im speaking very generaly but at 13,14 people are very subject to peer pressure) .. parents who let their kids listen to obscene rap music and 18 movies without a second thought.. eminems lyrics spring to mind.. but i would argue that sex education in very important from a young age - if for no other reason than to allow more open and comfortable discussion about sex.. its the stuffiness in britain that make many embarrassed to go but condoms or go seek help/advice.. instead they learn stuff off their friends - a bad move.. surely better to learn the actual facts from parents/teachers so that one kid isnt led to believe that another is sexually active just because they seem to know more about sex (they then bend to peer pressure by conforming and becoming more sexually knowledgable themselves..possibly through the wrong media) surely beter that everything is open, discussed and a natural issue.. if sex is something you can talk about at the dinner table with your parents (which i beleive it is in some european countries which have far far lower teenage pregnancy figures) then the taboo and naughtiness surrounding sex is taken away.. making it more serious and something to be careful about..
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Is it still so that Bliss and Sugar and 17 (I assume these are still around) are read by 10-14 year olds?? even though they are (well at least were) aimed at 15-17 year olds? and Mags like more, aimed at 16-25 year olds are read by 14-20 year olds???

Because that is the only reason they get away with what they put in, target audience, they don't take into account that they appeal to the younger audiences because of the sexual content.
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(Original post by shazza)
Is it still so that Bliss and Sugar and 17 (I assume these are still around) are read by 10-14 year olds?? even though they are (well at least were) aimed at 15-17 year olds? and Mags like more, aimed at 16-25 year olds are read by 14-20 year olds???

Because that is the only reason they get away with what they put in, target audience, they don't take into account that they appeal to the younger audiences because of the sexual content.
good point.. and yes they are read by younger people cos i remember a black market of 17 and sugar mags going round our year in year 7 and 8
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good point.. and yes they are read by younger people cos i remember a black market of 17 and sugar mags going round our year in year 7 and 8
a black market????
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haha yeh, the day girls would buy the mags and then bring them into school where they were banned for lower years..
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and i see 10 - 14 yr olds dressin the way they do, and i dont dress like that and im nearly 18!
I know exactly what you mean! When we were in year 9ish, my friends (this was a boarding school) used to go to the off-licence down the road to get alcohol at the weekend. In order to look "older" they would wear wonderbras about 10 sizes too small, tiny strappy tops, and plaster themselves with makeup. Nowadays, when we're all actually old enough to get served, none of them would be seen dead looking like that!

(Original post by serendipity)
I think they're allowed to watch a lot of 18 rated films, which I think is soooo wrong.
I know - I met a kid once who couldn't have been more than 10, and he had seen the uncut Clockwork Orange, as well as a pornographic version of it (what? it's practically all rape and violence anyway!?!) not to mention loads of other films that even I hadn't seen, like Silence of the Lambs (still haven't seen that actually, but I really want to). Now that is the sort of exposure I don't agree with.

Some of you have said that you disagree with the government's sex education programme, but I have to go against that one. I think that 7 is too young to start, but telling kids the basics along with all the puberty PSE stuff we get, (and implying that it's something that will happen in the future, not something to do now!), before they leave primary school, is no bad thing. It's the emphasis that is important - if you me it clear what a big step sex is, as well as giving them all the info on condoms etc, then I think it would work. Unfortunately I think a lot of kids are just too embarassed to do anything but giggle and/or act hard during sex ed classes (I know our lot were!). In areas like this, I think Peer Education would be really useful. Not obviously people their own age, but perhaps 6th form age people, who are young enough not to be teachers, but old enough to not be embarassed by the whole sex thing. I think that would be more relevant and less painful an experience for everyone concerned.
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i bet if someone said "go on then" and started to take them off to "have sex" (kinda as a joke) they wudnt go theyd run off!

and i see 10 - 14 yr olds dressin the way they do, and i dont dress like that and im nearly 18! (not to go shopin in anyhow, maybe out on the town) but come on. on out of uniform days, esp the yr 9s, they come in mini skirts and tooooooo revealing tops! then wen older lads look (and younger) atv the boobs or woteva they brand them perves!
I think as a child i was more influenced by seeing violence - i just got really scared when there were films on with shooting and stabbing, i used to hate going anywhere dark on my own. Sex didnt shock me o tv there was never anything explicit just only ever couples under the covers. I think kids pick up more and learn more about the explicit nature of sex from school friends, who often try and impress the other kids with something that they know (or think they do) that others dont.
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Do any of you remember seeing anything your self as a child, did it affect you??
As a child I was exposed to lots of sex (nothing to do with my parents so don't blame them). I knew quite a lot from a young age, say five and saw TV programs and was told too much from older siblings and cousins.

It hasn't done me any harm. I'm no sex freak, **** or unopen. I would go as far as saying that those who weren't exposed to sex either by TV or any other person are the ones which fit the type of people I mentioned above.
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As a child I was exposed to lots of sex (nothing to do with my parents so don't blame them). I knew quite a lot from a young age, say five and saw TV programs and was told too much from older siblings and cousins.

It hasn't done me any harm. I'm no sex freak, **** or unopen. I would go as far as saying that those who weren't exposed to sex either by TV or any other person are the ones which fit the type of people I mentioned above.

Thats not what mjg told me!
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Thats not what mjg told me!
HaHa one can't resist mjg
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HaHa one can't resist mjg
Or me either , but hey, you know I cant resist you
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Or me either , but hey, you know I cant resist you
You so make me laugh
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