This report by Cardiff University, with support and funding from the NSPCC and the Office of the Children's Commissioner for Wales, looks at how younger children perceive gender, sexual identity and relationships.
Researchers interviewed 125 children, aged 10-12 years, living in Wales. Discussion focused on five key areas: the sexualisation of culture, body cultures, relationship cultures, equalities and change.
Please cite as: Renold, Emma (2013) Boys and girls speak out: a qualitative study of children's gender and sexual cultures (age 10-12). Cardiff: Cardiff University.
Younger children and social networking sites: a blind spot
NSPCC research study into younger children's experiences on social networking sites.
Premature sexualisation: understanding the risks: outcomes of the NSPCC’s expert seminar series
Summarises discussions at a series of seminars run by the NSPCC on the risks associated with premature sexualisation. Draws out key messages, policy recommendations and questions for further research.
NSPCC courses and resources for anyone working to safeguard children.