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.@BBCNews *finally* uses appropriate language

We've been campaigning for 2 years to have the BBC stop using the terms 'child prostitute' and 'child porn'. Ann Coffey, MP for Stockport, has called for an end to the term 'child prostitute' in law, which will hopefully be followed by media refusing to use them term. In the mean time, the BBC has finally used the term "online child abuse" in the title and the term "indecent images of children" in the text rather that 'child porn'.

It is absolutely essential for media to use appropriate language when discussing child sexual abuse and to make it clear that viewing images of children is child sexual abuse.

We are pleased to see the BBC use appropriate language and hope they continue to do so.

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