COUNCILLORS have apologised after sending primary pupils home with a leaflet about child pornography.
Children as young as five were given the flyer about an event discussing“sexualised behaviour” and “coming of age in a porn culture” to take home.
Parents last night said they were angry that the leaflet was handed directly to young pupils in the classroom.
One mum said: “I couldn’t believe it. My daughter showed this thing to me and I wasliterally speechless. She is onlysix and read it. She wanted to know what sexualised behaviour was and what porn culture was. What are yousupposed to say about that?”
Ironically, the leaflet –inviting parents to aconference on thedangers of the interneton Thursday – is titledGetting It Right In Perth And Kinross.
Speakers described as “experts in their field” have been lined up to give a series of talks during atwo-hour presentation at Perth’s Playhouse cinema.
The mum-of-two, 36, said: “Getting it right in Perth and Kinross? They couldn’t have got it more wrong.
“Whoever thought the leaflets should be handed to young kids should be ashamed of themselves.”
Perth and Kinross Council said: “It is important that we do not shy away from working together to tackle these issues.
“We would like to apologise if any offence has been caused by any aspects of the leaflet.”