Tories tell companies to stop sexualisation of children
Tory leader David Cameron today released plans to stop companies who aggressively market to and sexualise children. In another take on his 'broken Britain' theme Mr. Cameron attacked a society where "inappropriate sexualisation" of children and young people was rife.
He cited the songs of Lily Allen as an example adding that he had forbidden his own daughter, Nancy, from listening to the popular star who this week won a Brit Award (see Lily Allen's Brit Awards performance).
Cammeron's comments come at the launch of the Tories new document, Responsible Business: Conservative action to tackle the premature sexualisation and excessive commercialisation of childhood, which is published today.
Mr. Cameron says that a Conservative Government would punish companies that sexualised young people in an attempt to boost sales and that they would also terminate school contracts with vending machine companies.
“You can’t cut children off from the commercial world, of course you can’t, but we should be able to help parents more in terms of trying to make sure that our children get a childhood and that they are not subject to unnecessary and inappropriate commercialisation and sexualisation too young,” Mr Cameron said.