The CBBC website also includes information about what it means to be transgender alongside the web series.
CBBC’s Just a Girl features a controversial transgender storyline. The show, which is aimed for kids between six and twelve, is about an 11-year-old called Amy who is transitioning from boy to girl. The web series follows Amy as she “tries to make sense of the world” and joins a new school addressing trans issues along the way.
The Mail on Sunday ran a front page claiming that parents were ‘furious’ with the BBC for creating a web series about a young 11-year-old girl called Amy who is transitioning from a boy to a girl.
Parents angry with CBBC show Just A Girl’s transgender storyline It depicts an 11-year-old’s struggle to get hormones that stunt puberty Campaigners said it could ‘sow the seeds of confusion
The programme features an actress depicting an 11-year-old schoolboy who takes puberty-stunting medication. Writing on the mumsnet website, where hundreds of people have vented their anger over
Furious parents say the CBBC show was inappropriate for children as it depicts an 11-year-old’s battle to get hormones to stop puberty.
Furthermore, the majority of mental health experts – such as Dr Polly Carmichael who spoke in the defence of the CBBC – believe that educating children about such issues in a gentle way is far better for their well-being than allowing them to find out for themselves.
The show, available on the CBBC website, showcases an 11-year-old’s struggle to secure hormones that will make it easier to have a sex-change later in life by stunting puberty.
Nov 12, 2014 · The film records a series of meetings: with his friend Kai, another girl-to-boy transgender child; with 20-year-old Natalie, who was born male but lives as …
Thanks to Newsround Blog for drawing our attention to the above video, My Life: I Am Leo, which airs on CBBC, the BBC channel aimed at children aged 6-12 years old. The documentary was first shown in November 2014, again in early 2015 and is repeated today.
The program reportedly follows the life of a fictional 11-year-old boy who takes sex-change drugs, looking to slow down puberty and prepare for sex-change procedures later in life. BBC defended its show by arguing that it is only seeking to portray the reality of some people’s lives.
A number of parents have slammed CBBC’s «Just A Girl» show, however, which depicts an 11-year-old child born as a boy struggling to get hormones in order to stunt puberty and transition to a girl. «It beggars belief that the BBC is making this program freely available to children as young as 6.
An 11-year-old Canadian girl has become one of the first people to change the sex designation on her birth certificate after new laws making it simpler to do so. Harriette Cunningham, 11, was born
Laura Perrins said that the broadcaster should not be “encouraging” children to change their gender after new CBBC series Just a Girl faced criticism from the Mail on Sunday yesterday.