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Is it against their human rights & or child cruelty

TORPC
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Is it against their human rights & or child cruelty

My daughter is doing child care in college & have asked this & both me & SWMBO are 50 / 50 on this
Is it against their human rights & or child cruelty / especially when they are too young to speak for themselves
For parents / guardian(s) to force allow their babies / toddler(s) / children on the TV ads / films / programmes et al
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Re: Is it against their human rights & or child cruelty

A very good question!
I put this to my missus (using a pampers nappy advert as an example) and initially she said no - no abuse UNTIL i said what about if the kid was aged 12 and forced to appear on TV in just their underware. Then she suddenly realised just what the reality is and couldn't decide any further.
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Re: Is it against their human rights & or child cruelty

Strict regulations ,with severe penalties for non-compliance.
Engaging Child Actors
Any child under the age of 16 needs a licence from their local authority to perform in any film. The application for this licence will include, amongst other things, a medical certificate and detailed statement on the likely performing hours.

Found here for UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/production/legal-guide-production-agreements
Other countries have similar regulations.
As for cruel, from my experience with so called 'stars, they can be pretty forthcoming if something doesn't please them.
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Re: Is it against their human rights & or child cruelty

I hate that advert with all those babies in... it goes right through me!!
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Re: Is it against their human rights & or child cruelty

Thanks guys Wink