The Front Page campaign has just launched a new petition calling on politicians to tackle the problem of inappropriate displays of sexually explicit material. Of themselves, petitions don’t usually ‘solve’ the problem but they are important because they show the strength of public opinion and they can often raise issues for debate.
This petition argues that explicit displays can cause children confusion and distress and give them a false view of adult relationships. MPs are called upon to introduce and enforce measures to ensure that such material is not displayed at child-eye height, with children’s publication or without an opaque sleeve. It also calls for age ratings, like the ones assigned to cinema films and DVDs, to be applied to magazines.
If you would like to sign the petition you can download a copy to sign here.