The Loss of Innocence

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Sex & Violence.

Two things that have been on my mind for the last few days.

And I need to talk about both of them.

Last week, I read a brilliant and important article by Grace Dent – about the impact of internet porn on young lives.

And it troubled me.

You can find it via this link:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-youre-too-ashamed-to-speak-to-children-about-sex-exploitative-free-porn-will-fill-the-gaps-10490330.html

The thing is, she’s absolutely right.

Let me tell you what I’ve seen.

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I am the Police Match Commander at a Premier League game.

On the CCTV, we pick up a group of youngsters in the back row of the Away Section – a girl and a small group of boys. I couldn’t tell you exactly how old they are – but they don’t look much more than 16 or 17.

And something about their behaviour just isn’t right.

The camera stays on them and, to our absolute astonishment, the…

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