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Title Sext up kids [videorecording] / Media Education Foundation presents ; a film by Maureen Palmer, Timothy M. Hogan, and Rick Leguerrier ; produced by Dream Street Pictures Inc. in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Published Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, c2012.
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Description 1 videodisc (42 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Written by Maureen Palmer ; director, Maureen Palmer ; director of photography, John Collins ; editor, Marcel Gallant ; music composer, Jac Gautreau.
Note Originally produced in 2012.
Contents Introduction (1:54) -- Sexualized children & marketing (5:38) -- Puberty & self-esteem (3:51) -- One way to the be female (3:57) -- Acting sexy for boys (4:24) -- Teen boys & porn (8:14) -- Social media (8:23) -- Happily ever after? (5:00).
System Reqs DVD, NTSC, all region; Dolby Digital stereo; aspect ratio 16:9.
Performer Narrator, Ann-Marie MacDonald.
Summary The powder keg that is porn culture has exploded in the lives of North American children. From thongs and padded bras for 9-year-old girls to "sexting," 24-7 internet porn, and unfiltered social media, kids today are bombarded with commercial sexual appeals like never before. In this astonishing new documentary, award-winning documentary filmmaker Maureen Palmer explores what this radical transformation of the culture means for young people, parents, and our very notions of childhood. Palmer interviews researchers who have been tracking how the accelerating pressure to be sexy -- and sexual -- is changing kids' behavior and undermining their health. She sits down with parents and educators struggling to help kids navigate puberty in a hypermediated cultural environment that no longer seems to recognize or respect the developmental needs of children. And she talks to teens and pre-teens who share eerily casual insights into the routine role sex plays in their lives. The result is a stunning exploration of the sexualization of childhood and a startling wake-up call for parents who still think their own children are immune to the excesses and influences of today's sexed-up youth culture.
Language In English; optional subtitles in English.
Subject Children -- Sexual behavior.
Preteens -- Sexual behavior.
Mass media and children.
Body image in girls.
Advertising and children.
Children in advertising.
Children and pornography.
Children in popular culture.
Genre Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Related Names Palmer, Maureen, director.
Hogan, Timothy M. producer.
Leguerrier, Rick producer.
Collins, John director of photography.
Gallant, Marcel, 1938- film editor.
Gautreau, Jac, 1963-
MacDonald, Ann-Marie, 1958- narrator.
Media Education Foundation.
Dream Street Pictures.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN 1932869670
Standard # 897952001441
OCLC number 809373008