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Halle Berry: Don't exploit celebrity kids

Halle Berry thinks it's "wrong" that celebrity children have "creepy guys" surrounding them with cameras.

The Hollywood actress has four-year-old daughter Nahla, who she is regularly photographed with. Halle has become increasingly frustrated with seeing her young child and other stars' kids in magazines. She knows she is of interest to the media, but doesn't see why a tot should be brought into things.

"Our children should be off limits. They are innocent little babies that should not be exploited all over these magazine. I'm fair game, I get that, but my kids [and] kids at my children's school should not be harassed like that. It's just wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong," she told Access Hollywood.

"When you have these creepy guys with cameras lurking around it's really hard for parents, myself and other parents, teachers, principals, to discern who's supposed to be there it's just a chaos and a confusion that doesn't need to surround where little kids play and where they live and what their world is. It's just not right."

Halle is looking to change laws about photographing children. The Oscar-winning star is determined to put a stop to over-zealous paparazzi.

"We are going to figure out what we can do on our local level in Los Angeles to sort of change some laws because it is becoming child exploitation," she said.

"Nahla was just in a magazine and they said, what does she - and I think Gwen Stefani's kid - have in common? They were both nose pickers and I thought, 'You know we are stooping to a new low when we prop up our children and exploit them like this.' And people can't wait to open up a magazine and see what four-year-olds are wearing. There is something wrong, fundamentally wrong, with that."

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