Family Lives response to'Violent Porn Online inspires Murder' Times, P2, 28.01.15'

"Many parents, educators and children are struggling to cope with the multiple pressures and demands made by an increasingly sexualised world and the impact that new dig ital and communication technologies have on children and young people's behaviour.  In addition, peer-on-peer sexual exploitation and abuse is a worrying issue that urgently needs to be addressed.   Family Lives recommends up-skilling parents to talk to their children about these issues and for schools to adopt a whole school approach which educates young people through high quality Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and Personal Social Health and Education (PSHE).  Family Lives believes that early age-appropriate education and information will reduce the likelihood of young people suffering negative social, emotional, educational outcomes.   Without clear and frank information children and young people will continue to rely on - or be conditioned by - inaccurate information or portrayals including, those from pornography and the media.

Suzie Hayman, Family Lives Trustee

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