Sexualisation of children in the contemporary media

Sexualisation of children in the contemporary media

26 June 2008

© Commonwealth of Australia 2008
ISBN 978-0-642-71935-5

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Committee membership (PDF 177KB)
Recommendations (PDF 121KB)
Acronyms and abbreviations (PDF 161KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 253KB)

Terms of reference
The committee’s approach

Chapter 2 - Sources and beneficiaries of premature sexualisation of children in the media (PDF 204KB)
Chapter 3 - Effects of premature sexualisation on child development (PDF 271KB)

Nature of the evidence received
Parent’s perspectives
Expert perspectives
Potential benefits of media

Chapter 4 - Regulation of the electronic and print media (PDF 364KB)

Potential changes to media regulation
Regulation of broadcasting
Regulation of children’s television content in Australia
Publications, films and computer games
Regulation of children’s magazine content in Australia
How children’s magazine content is regulated
Effectiveness of regulation of children’s magazine content

Chapter 5 - Advertising (PDF 383KB)

Complaints procedures
Effectiveness of regulation of advertising standards
Other issues

Chapter 6 - Education (PDF 258KB)
Family First - Additional Comments (PDF 159KB)

Advertising Standards Board
Penalties and enforcement powers
Advertising Code
Music videos
Critical media literacy skills

Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 76KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 162KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, additional information and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 134KB)

Tabled documents
Additional information
Answers to questions taken on notice

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment, Communications and the Arts
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818