I agree that children are definitely influenced by the media. If they didn't see sex all the time on TV, read about it in magazines and newspapers etc, it wouldn't be seen as 'cool' to be doing it. I think it's disgusting that tabloids like the Sun and the Star have such pornographic images in them considering they're sold in newsagent's where little kids go to buy their sweets. I'm also appalled that you can now buy thongs for kids and at the number of children dressing like prostitutes, but to be fair to the parents, the kids probably change at a friend's house or something rather than going out like it. They're just asking to be raped, to put it bluntly. I also agree that if sex was discussed more openly instead of being a 'taboo', it would be a good thing as children wouldn't be embarrassed to talk to their parents or a teacher about it and find out the facts. They could also get help and support should they become pregnant. That's what needs to happen to lower the teenage pregnancy rate and the number of STIs; giving free condoms to 7-year-olds is NOT going to help.(Original post by shazza)
by sexual imagery on television.
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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??
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- 28-11-2004 17:33
- 28-11-2004 17:40
I wasn't allowed to have a TV in my room until I was 15 for the exact reason of the thread title.
- 28-11-2004 18:02
i think we r breeding a nation of slappers and rent boys.
can i just say, the education on STDs in schools does not equal the constant media onslaught of sexual imagery, no wonder 1/3 has chlamydia, 1/8 has syphilus. i am 19 and i still dono wat these are!
- 28-11-2004 18:14
no but the thing is, unless it is made as important in the sexul curriculum as the act of sex, no-one will no. i think personally 9 year olds would benefit more fro m learning bout STDS than how to put a condom on a banana.
- 28-11-2004 18:38
i know! i cant believe i dont know! how does everyone know? did eveyone have such crap sex educarion at school as i did? cos i sure as hell am not asking my mom or mates about wat these things are!