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Help us to protect children from sexual images in public

(34 Posts)
Childeyes Thu 16-May-13 19:43:57

Child Eyes is campaigning hard to get sexual images out of children's sight. Porn in the form of lad's mags, The Sport, The Sun page three and more are bombarding our children's lives and parents are struggling. Mumsnet lads mags campaign was fab but not the heat is off it is worse than ever. We need the Government to step up legislation and MAKE retailers put children above profits.

Mumsnet support Child Eyes please!

See our video evidence of the problem
www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2radkYuN3k
Please support Child Eyes at:
www.facebook.com/ChildEyes
Twitter @childeyesUK
http://yourchildeyes.wordpress.com/

Thank you.

I've only just heard about this. Much needed. Bumping.

reader12 Tue 21-May-13 23:12:02

Yes please support this Mumsnet! My ds has just turned 3 and just started showing an interest in the photos in newspapers - I'm dreading his first questions about the highly sexualised front page photos on display in lots of shops. My lovely local newsagents keep all these papers well out of sight but I can't say the same for local supermarkets. I can't believe how many people have to see those horrible pornographic front covers of the Sport etc in shops because of a small number of people who want to buy them. It's rubbish.

emcwill74 Fri 17-May-13 15:16:38

Absolutely imperative Mumsnet get on board with this campaign (as it is with No More Page 3!) A no-brainer!

hazeybabes Fri 17-May-13 10:19:16

As a mother and teacher, I fully support the work of the Child Eyes campaign. These images are eroding ideas of real consensual relationships as they objectify women (in a way that just does not happen with men) and they cause women and young girls to self-objectify with all the problems that that entails. www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kMS4VJKekW8

StephanieDA Fri 17-May-13 09:46:32

I totally support Child Eyes, it's a brilliant and long overdue campaign. A few years ago parents sucessfully lobbied for supermarkets to stop displaying sweets at children's eye-level at checkouts. This campaign should be as easy to understand and as easily dealt with as that one.
David Cameron, with his 'turn the page' comment gives 100% responsibility to the parents. Ok parents, let's take it!! Let's all sign the petition and complain to supermarkets and turn newspapers over and kick up a big stink until the government is forced to take us seriously! And Mumsnet, your support would make it happen quicker!

caroline8899 Fri 17-May-13 09:32:09

Watch the video here: t.co/JnL6lUEM2k

caroline8899 Fri 17-May-13 09:31:23

Child Eyes aims to protect children from sexual images. See Twitter @ChildEyesUK, please sign petition https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/edward-timpson-mp-make-it-illegal-to-display-porn-around-children

GirlWiththeLionHeart Fri 17-May-13 09:21:59

That video sad isn't it essentially child abuse allowing children to see sexualised images seeing as most of those images are pornographic.

Gingerbreadlady67 Fri 17-May-13 09:17:10

Completely support the ChildEyes campaign and petition. Hoping Mumsnet will support - I mean why wouldn't you??

GirlWiththeLionHeart Fri 17-May-13 09:15:02

100% support Childs Eyes campaign. Signed the petition and shared on Facebook.

My ds is only 5 months old but I hate to think one day he will see these disgusting images.

Essentially the media is teaching my son that women are sex objects to be ogled at.

Please support this MN!

The links don't work!

I was in primark yesterday and there was a sweatshirt with a girl in a very skimpy bikini in a porn pose on it at child height, the manager didn't see what I was complaining about when I asked for it to be moved. She just kept saying it's only boobs and do I object to breastfeeding. I actually had to explain to her the difference between feeding your child (i.e. completely natural and what boobs are for) and showing sexualised borderline porn images of women beside children's clothing.

nic11111 Fri 17-May-13 08:08:50

This is a fantastic campaign that I support fully, get these newspapers/magazines covered up.

caroline8899 Thu 16-May-13 23:41:44

http://t.co/JnL6lUEM2k

Smudging Thu 16-May-13 23:04:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AshtonL Thu 16-May-13 23:00:11

You'd think it was such basic common sense to not have pornography around children one wonders why this ever came to be or how it hasn't been tackled successfully before. I totally support the childeyes campaign and wish them the very best of luck with it.

YTK1 Thu 16-May-13 22:26:15

Excellent, does this mean Mumsnet is supporting the campaign? Great if this is the case. Good luck yourchildeyes.

gritts1 Thu 16-May-13 21:14:24

It is time to revisit the 2010 Lads Mag campaign but this time include newspapers. I do not know why newspapers were not considered at the time, perhaps their content and covers have got worse(?) Certainly retailers need to refocus on what they actually signed up to in 2010 and consider what is seemingly long forgotten in 2013.

caroline8899 Thu 16-May-13 21:01:45

Yes I agree too. Mumsnet please support this very important campaign.

MinkyBorage Thu 16-May-13 21:00:58

This is a BRILLIANT campaign! Please support Mumsnet.

LCD100 Thu 16-May-13 20:56:15

Great video. Signed the petition and following on Facebook.

I am fed up of constantly pointing out to my local petrol station that Zoo and Nuts should not be on the lower shelves. They look basically like porn mags, and I don't want to have to look at them, let alone allow my children to see them. Porn, men's 'lifestyle' mags, The Sport, The Sun, should all be top shelf, or behind modesty wraps.

I think the problem is we see so much sexualised content that we are becoming immune to it. But look around, with fresh eyes, with child eyes (ah, that's where they got the name from!) and you realise it just isn't on. How is being surrounded by a sexual wallpaper going to affect our children? A few judges recently have cited internet porn as behind juvenile sex crimes. I know that's the extreme end of the scale, but...

Self-regulation is not working. Something needs to be done.

I completely agree that Mumsnet should be supporting the Child Eyes campaign.

howiwonder Thu 16-May-13 20:53:06

really hope MN get behind this campaign - the video is utterly depressing. We should not have to expose our children to sexualised degrading images when popping to the post office or supermarket. i completely support childseyes.

nettlemummy Thu 16-May-13 20:44:26

I do think children need to be protected from the overtly sexualised images so clearly on view in the local shop. Modesty covers please!

ClaireRise Thu 16-May-13 20:39:28

Mumsnet this is such worthwhile well-needed campaign. The government has left the displaying of sexualised images up to retailers to police themselves, this was two years ago! From the video you can see that retailers are not taking any note of the guidelines. As a result parents complain when they pop into shops to get a few groceries when their child's eye has been caught by Moshi Monsters displayed right next to the highly sexual image on The Sport. There is a time and a place. This culture of 'sex sells' is getting out of hand. The losers here are the children, and their parents. Parents are not treated receptively when they do have the courage to say something in shops. It is an outrage that it's been allowed to get this dreadful state. Change is well-overdue and desperately needed to protect Child Eyes.

ClaireRise Thu 16-May-13 20:38:31

Mumsnet this is such worthwhile well-needed campaign. The government has left the displaying of sexualised images up to retailers to police themselves, this was two years ago! From the video you can see that retailers are not taking any note of the guidelines. As a result parents complain when they pop into shops to get a few groceries when their child's eye has been caught by Moshi Monsters displayed right next to the highly sexual image on The Sport. There is a time and a place. This culture of 'sex sells' is getting out of hand. The losers here are the children, and their parents. Parents are not treated receptively when they do have the courage to say something in shops. It is an outrage that it's been allowed to get this dreadful state. Change is well- overdue and desperately needed to protect Child Eyes.

Mopswerver Thu 16-May-13 20:26:45

Morrissons already do this. It's a very cheap, low tech solution and a complete no-brainer. All I ask is that the powers that be include 'The Sun', 'The Star' and especially 'The Sport' when they decide what is to be displayed behind modesty covers. The fact that they purport to be "newspapers" means that they get away with murder.

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