Channel 9 Sunday programme
June 22, 2008
Bras for four year olds, soft porn music videos during children’s viewing times, dolls dressed as prostitutes, 14 year old fashion models, billboards for longer lasting sex. This is the world the contemporary Australian child grows up in and a Senate inquiry has asked this question: are our children being psychologically damaged by premature sexualisation? The Inquiry into the sexualisation of children in the media has heard submissions from parents, psychologists and academics and most agree this is a trend that is having a detrimental effect. The Sunday program reviews the evidence presented and examines the strategies suggested to curb the disturbing trend.