Some entities define child sexualization as inducing adult sexuality on a child when one is not mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for the same. In the current wave and culture, eroticized images form daily content as regards the consumerism orientation. This contributes to the detriment in the development of children in numerous ways.
To begin with, magazines and shows utilize such children in a direction that does not profess any meaningful value. Most magazines and production houses are always interested in the profits that they gain from presenting eroticized images (Ward 385). In this sense, they do not possess the intention of passing on values to such children. In most instances, magazines and shows will accrue substantial income at the expense of the children. Alternatively, they would pay parents, of such children, at the expense of the children who engage in respective adverts.
Shows and television programs run on quick and hefty schedules. In this perspective, they do not scrutinize individuals’ innermost feelings in having them for adverts. This scenario is worsened by the fact that parents and guardians mostly participate in the decision of having children as part of adverts and eroticized images. In this situation, most production entities would always present the glitzy and juicy elements of deals. This makes such children easily consent to the deals. This is comparable to a manipulative scenario whereby the beneficial details would bar respective children from making rational decisions. At a young age, children are not mentally mature to weigh options from a dual perspective. Their thinking would mostly orient towards instinctual views (Rivadeneyra, Ward, and Maya 265). This is worse when the media presents deals in ways that could easily appeal to the psychology of children.
In addition, the presentation, of children’s sexualized images in the media places such children at the platform of abuse. It is discernible that there have been stalkers of adult models who appear in fashion-oriented entities. Adults possess the advantage of evaluating situations and making rational decisions as pertains to their security.