Visiting a public library with your child is a great way to encourage a love of books and reading. Libraries should be safe and inviting places where children can browse the shelves that are dedicated to their age-group. But increasingly, parents are discovering books in the children’s section with inappropriate adult concepts. One such book, ‘Welcome to Sex’, was recently removed from Big W shelves following a nationwide backlash from parents and media due to its sexually explicit, cartoon-style graphics and highly inappropriate material aimed at pre-pubescent children. But it remains available to children in local public libraries. It’s not good enough.
Kids love books – this is good. It’s something all parents want to cultivate.
Every child should be safe from sexually explicit graphics in our public libraries.
Their innocence is under attack.
Your voice is important!