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The Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children in Ireland

The Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children in Ireland           reply
30/04/2013 10:26 - Announcements
(Parents from Cork, Dublin, Limerick & Galway invited to participate)

A group of researchers at University College Cork and Dublin City University are undertaking a research poject entitled The Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children in Ireland: An Exploratory Study. The study is being funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Primarily, the research is concerned with exploring parental ideas and views about the commercial influences on children and their thoughts on whether children in Ireland are being sexualised and in what particular ways. It is also focused on reviewing policy and practice responses to these issues in Ireland and in other contexts.
In this research they wish to explore parents’ views on children’s engagement in consumer activity and their opinions on the impact of sexualisation on their children’s lives.

The researchers wish to invite parents and guardians to share their views with them by participating in focus group settings or in individual and couple interviews. These research meetings will be organised in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway (at a city and / or county venue) and will take place during May and June 2013.

Parents interested in participating should email for an information sheet and application form. You can also check out the Facebook page associated with the research which can be found at:

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