General Article Review into sexualisation of young people published

Topic Selected: Sexualising Society
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Commissioned by the Home Office, the review forms part of the Government’s strategy to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and looks at how sexualised images and messages may be affecting the development of children and young people and influencing cultural norms. It also examines the evidence for a link between sexualisation and violence.

 

Key recommendations include:

  • the Government to launch an online ‘one-stop-shop’ to allow the public to voice their concerns regarding irresponsible marketing which sexualises children, with an onus on regulatory authorities to take action. The website could help inform future government policy by giving parents a forum to raise issues of concern regarding the sexualisation of young people
  • the Government should support the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) to take steps to extend the existing regulatory standards to include commercial websites
  • broadcasters are

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