The report warns that children are being increasingly exposed to sexual imagery through advertising, music videos, computer games, magazines and some children's clothing lines.
From the BBC:
Unless sexualisation is accepted as harmful, we will miss an important opportunity… to broaden young people's beliefs about where their values lies," said Dr Papadopoulos, a psychologist. The report's 36 recommendations include calling for games consoles, mobile phones and some computers to be sold with parental controls already switched on."
Other recommendations include banning "sexualised" music videos before the TV watershed, making digital literacy a compulsory part of the curriculum from age 5, and labelling airbrushed images:
Evidence suggests that even brief exposure to airbrushed images can lead to acute body dissatisfaction. To help combat this, efforts to raise levels of media literacy should be accompanied by initiatives aimed at encouraging society to take a more critical and questioning approach to the harmful perpetuation of unrealistic ideals. I therefore recommend the introduction of a system of ratings symbols for photographs to show the extent to which they have been altered. This is particularly critical in magazines targeting teen and pre-teen audiences.
[Sexualisation of Young People Review by Dr Linda Papadopoulos, page 83]
The BBC, in reporting the findings, indulges in a little airbrushing of its own: