Parents feel unable to protect children from inappropriate images

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Following a recent report that was commissioned by the Government, regarding the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood (Letting Children be Children), politicians are now looking to discuss restrictions for music DVDs and videos. They will look at whether music DVDs should have ratings like those of films and if online music videos should have warnings of explicit content.

Head of the Mothers’ Union, Reg Bailey conducted the report, which highlighted that parents are worried about protecting their children from inappropriate images as they are so widely available.

OnePoll conducted a survey on 1,000 parents with children under the age of 18 across the UK to find out their opinions on placing ratings on music DVD’s and warnings on online music videos. Our survey aimed to find out how exposed parents thought their children were to inappropriate images and whether they thought music should be subject to a watershed.

 

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