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Eilis O'Hanlon: Eroticising children's books a liberal fallacy

With smart phones in every pocket and laptops in every bedroom, children now are only ever a click away from material that would have shocked even the Marquis de Sade.

Thankfully, the new Children's Laureate in Britain has a solution – more sex in children's books. No, seriously. Malorie Blackman, author of the Noughts And Crosses trilogy, thinks that would allow youngsters to understand issues around sex and relationships "in a safe setting", rather than being exposed to them through porn.

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