Child’s Eye Line UK supporters

Supporters

The Labour Party

“We support the work of Child’s Eye Line UK and the important work they are doing to protect children from sexualisation and sexism in the Media, in public spaces and online.”
Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party

The Green Party

“We support the Child’s Eye Line UK initative, which aims to prevent newspapers with a “sex sells” business model, such as the Sun and the Daily Sport, as well as so-called “lads’ mags”, from being sold on the lower shelves at children’s eye level, where children’s magazines may be nearby” http://neengland.greenparty.org.uk/

The Liberal Democrat Party

“We are very sympathetic to the Child’s Eye Line UK campaign and value their hugely important work campaigning to protect children from sexualised imagery in public spaces.” Norman Baker, Minister for Crime Prevention

The Conservative Party

“We support Child’s Eye Line UK; children should not be exposed to sexualised content. This country has lost its moral compass.”
Sir Gerald Howarth MP

“We are delighted to support the important work of Child’s Eye Line UK doing hugely valued work to protect children from sexualisation in the UK.”
The Baroness Eaton

National Union of Teachers

“The NUT is pleased to support the Child’s Eye Line UK campaign to protect children from negative, sexual and sexist images in public.

“The NUT’s recent gender project, “Breaking the Mould”, highlighted how prevalent unhelpful gender stereotypes are and how pervasive sexist language is in schools. Teachers were disturbed by the degree to which girls and boys both believed boys to be “better” than girls and how very early on, gender seemed to limit the ambitions of children.

“Clearly pornographic images should not appear in public places but neither should sexist imagery or images which demean women. Not only can such images impact on the self- respect and confidence of young girls they can also have a detrimental influence on boys as they develop views of women.”

White Ribbon Campaign

“The White Ribbon campaign is the leading campaign engaging men to speak out about violence against women and challenge negative gender stereotypes which underpin abuse. To achieve this it is vital that children are not brought up with sexualised stereotyped images. The work of Child’s Eye Line UK is a vital contribution to this.” http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/

Mother’s Union

Child’s Eye Line UK met with Reg Bailey CEO of Mother’s Union. Following the Bye Buy Childhood campaign and the Bailey review the Mother’s Union supports our calls for retailers to be family friendly. Mother’s Union were unable to support our calls for legislation but we work together on reducing the harms of sexualisation of children. http://www.byebuychildhood.org/

Supporting MPs/Politicians

  • Norman Baker, Minister for Crime Prevention (2014)
  • Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party
  • Baroness Eaton
  • Rupert Reed
  • Madeleine Moon
  • Hywel Francis
  • Diane Abbott
  • Emma Lowell Buck
  • David Hanson
  • Tom Brake, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
  • Tom Harris
  • Baroness Cox
  • Rebecca Harris
  • Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People
  • Tom Blenkinsop
  • Siobhan Tate
  • Graham Jones
  • Greg Mulholland
  • Steve Reed
  • Pat Glass
  • Ruth Dombey
  • Lord Carey
  • Neil Carmichael
  • Dame Jill Knight
  • Leanne Wood
  • Caroline Lucas
  • Yvette Cooper
  • Jackie Baillie MSP, Shadow Minister for Equalities
  • Clive Efford
  • Simon Thomas
  • Julie James
  • Sir Gerald Howarth
  • Debbie Abrahams
  • John Stanley
  • Paul Burstow
  • Jeremy Lefroy
  • Jo Swinson
  • Fiona O’Donnell
  • Alan Whitehead
  • Tom Watson
  • Patrick Harvie MSP, Leader of the Scottish Green Party
  • Liam McArthur MSP

Other High Profile Supporters

  • Glenys Kinnock
  • Alastair Campbell
  • Paula Middlehurst
  • Felicity Morse
  • Anna Kennedy
  • Huw Edwards
  • Peter Wanless, CEO of NSPCC
  • Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Minnie Driver
  • Adele Robinson
  • Rachel Younger
  • Andrea Williams
  • Stephen Blevins
  • Mariella Frostrup
  • Kate Smurthwaite
  • Joan Bakewell
  • Poppy Corbett
  • Kate Silverton
  • Sue Lloyd Roberts
  • Liz Earle
  • Gail Dines
  • Caroline Quentin