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# sexualisation - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Inside the murky world of Japan's child 'idol singers'

Concern has been raised about the age of the singers – some are as young as six.

# sexualisation - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge A girl was forced to miss a school test because her outfit was 'too distracting' Short Story

A girl was forced to miss a school test because her outfit was 'too distracting'

“She told me she’d rather me completely miss the test than distract the boys from doing well on theirs.”

# sexualisation - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Children don't understand the consequences of sexting

Children as young as 10 have engaged in ‘sexting’ – sending explicit images or texts to another person — but they are distanced from the reality of what they are doing, writes Dr Maureen Griffin.

# sexualisation - Monday 30 December, 2013

Minister welcomes industry concerns over children's clothing and sexualisation

Frances Fitzgerald recently invited Irish fashion retailers to prepare a set of guidelines aimed at addressing “increasing concerns over the sexualisation of childhood and issues such as body-image”.

# sexualisation - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Minister Fitzgerald will 'monitor' beauty pageant situation, but no plans for a ban

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said she was pleased the public’s outcry forced the child beauty contest to retreat to a pub.

# sexualisation - Friday 24 May, 2013

'Beauty pageants do not sexualise children' says contest organiser Contest This post contains videos

'Beauty pageants do not sexualise children' says contest organiser

A child beauty pageant organiser who is bringing an American-style version to Ireland this year has hit back against criticism, stating these competitions have been in the US for over fifty years.

# sexualisation - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Breastfeeding baby doll: creepy or groundbreaking?

Some say Breast Milk Baby is forcing children to be too grown-up – but others argue opposition to it is due to the taboo surrounding breastfeeding.

# sexualisation - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Counselling service records 57pc jump in calls about sexualised behaviour of children

CARI’s annual report for 2011 also showed change in callers’ primary concern from intra- to extra-familial abuse.

# sexualisation - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play

From junior manicures to baby clothes reading “I’m too sexy” – this sexualisation of children isn’t just a bit of fun, writes Joanna Fortune.

# sexualisation - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

UK: Four internet service providers to block access to porn sites

As part of a government bid to tackle the sexualisation of children, some the UK’s main ISPs will automatically block access to sites showing sexually explicit imagery – unless customers specifically request to be able to view pornography.

# sexualisation - Saturday 6 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Suggestive poses by 10-year-old Vogue model spark outrage Young This post contains images

Suggestive poses by 10-year-old Vogue model spark outrage

Parents’ groups have condemned the images, which include the pre-teen reclining on an animal skin rug, saying that the photographs help to perpetuate the sexualisation of children.

# sexualisation - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Poll: Who is to blame for the over-sexualisation of children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is to blame for the over-sexualisation of children?

There are calls for the government to conduct research into the commercialisation and sexualisation of children, after a report in the UK called on broadcasters and retailers to be more responsible, but also said parents are ‘complicit’. We’re asking: where does the blame lie?…

Calls for research into sexualisation and commercialisation of Irish children

A recent report published in the UK said that retailers, broadcasters, the government and parents all had a part to play, and included a number of proposals.

# sexualisation - Monday 6 June, 2011

Push to curb commercialisation and sexualisation of young children in the UK

Nine major retailers have signed up to new guidelines on the sale of inappropriate children’s clothing, including retailers which operate in Ireland.