Too Much Too Young

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Duration: 29 minutes

Provocative clothing, raunchy dancing on prime-time TV, access to pornography - Panorama examines the growing concern about the sexualisation of children in the UK. Sophie Raworth, a mother of three, goes behind the headlines to discover what images young people are being exposed to, and asks what impact the sexualised world is having on our children. Is too much, too young, putting them at risk?

  • Is modern life too sexy for our children?

    Is modern life too sexy for our children?

    Panorama's Sophie Raworth asks how our children are navigating everything from provocative clothing aimed at little girls to social networking in the teenage years.

    So what did Sophie discover?
  • Modern teens: It's not all 'lol'

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    From the bump and grind of music videos to provocative kids' clothing and online stranger danger - teenagers today are exposed to a wide range of adult influences at an impressionable age.
    The Rhyddings Business and Enterprise school in Oswaldtwistle offers citizenship classes to help their pupils navigate through modern teenage life.
    Panorama's Sophie Raworth caught up with a group of 11 to 16-year-olds to find out first hand about the pressures they face from the media, the web, their peers and even their parents.

  • Archive 1970: Teens on Sex Education

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    Many of the topics worrying modern teenagers affected their parents' generation too. Panorama's Robin Day visited an ice rink in 1970 to tackle the tricky subject of when is the right age to discuss sex with teenagers.
    This is an abridged version of Panorama: Sex Education which was first broadcast on 2 February 1970.

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