I’ve been catching a bit of C4′s Sex Education Show and quite good it is too, at least in terms of answering teenagers’ questions. but, but, the whole Stop Pimping Our Kids thing was really annoying. Not the idea, mind, the execution.
I can’t see how telling parents to switch off MTV if they don’t approve of the content is useful advice. We live in an interconnected online world and it’s easier to search for the latest music videos on the internet than it is to wait for MTV to get round to actually playing music.
Secondly handing out awards for “Most Inappropriate Content” to reception staff at TV stations and bad report cards to clothing store managers at chains that sell padded bras for kids is less than useless. Given that C4 have a large number of viewers there was a chance to do some real campaigning on the early sexualisation of children before they filmed the series.
On a side note… I have come to the conclusion that other people’s genitals are best viewed through the fog of lust. When they are larger than life-size and in high definition on your television screen, they do look a bit odd…