sexual use of children
For ages, children have enjoyed dressing up and pretending to be grown-ups. But these days, it's too often a game in which the grown-ups are dressing up children for decidedly adult puroses.
Kids of all ages are being exploited sexually in advertising, the kind you see every day. It may not be pornography--it's often more subtle and may be confusing. But it's a type of abuse all the same.
Overreaction? It's easy to think the trend of portraying children and adolescents in adult poses and situations is a reflection of a sophisticated culture or freedom of expression. Of course, the standards of taste vary from person to person, from community to community. But the one thing that does not change is that sexual exploitation of children is unacceptable.