Parents worry children exposed to inappropriate TV

Majority of UK parents think some TV shown before 9pm is unsuitable for children


Two thirds of parents in the UK are worried their children are being exposed to inappropriate TV, as unsuitable adverts and programmes are screened before the 9pm watershed.


In a poll of 1000 parents with children under 18 by Christian charity Mother’s Union, 67% thought unsuitable programmes were shown before 9pm. The poll also found that parents think that television, films, magazine and the internet make children more sexually aware at a younger age than previous generations.


The charity is calling for a ban on marketing or selling goods of a sexualised nature to children under the age of 16. They have also criticised the use of peer-to-peer marketing to pressurize children into buying products their friends recommend.

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