A recent French report has suggested that beauty contests for under 16’s should be banned, along with children’s lingerie.  This follows international controversy over a Vogue magazine photographic shoot featuring provocative images of a 10-year-old French girl.

This alarming new phenomena can have severe consequences.  Specialists involved in the research concluded that this over sexualisation affected mostly girls and caused “psychological damage that is irreversible in 80% of cases”.