Leverington girl guide Mathilde playing role in campaign to protect young people from harmful media content

PUBLISHED: 14:47 29 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:47 29 January 2015

Mathilde Tranter.

Mathilde Tranter.

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A girl guide from Leverington is part of a campaign to protect young people from harmful and sexualised content in the mainstream media.

Mathilde Tranter, 16, leader of the 1st Leverington Rainbows, is a member of the Girlguiding Advocate panel, a group of young women between 14 and 25 who are asking MPs to stop children being exposed to sexualised content in the mainstream media.

The 18 young Girlguiding Advocates were joined by David Austin OBE from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) who gave a talk on film classification and a pilot scheme to rate music videos on sites such as YouTube.

Mathilde, who attends Spalding High School, said: “It was awesome to meet David Austin; he was really interesting and taught us a lot about how age ratings on music videos could work.

“It is important to have age ratings on music videos to protect young people from harmful content which can so easily influence their behaviour.”

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