Barefoot Magazine presents ‘Our girls, Our bodies, Ourselves’, Wednesday February 24 at the Eltham Community and Reception Centre (Melbourne, Vic). Speakers are Julie Gale (Kids Free 2b Kids), Jane Hardwicke Collings (independent midwife and author) and me.
It’s about girls, it’s about women; it’s about bodies. Popular culture, sexualisation, social pressures and negative messages. It’s about worth, true value, action and rites of passage… Details here.
The Australian Council on Children and the Media and the Children and Families Research Centre, Macquarie University, present Growing up fast and furious: Reviewing the impacts of violent and sexualised media on children on Friday March 29 at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre Surry Hills.
This is an important and timely conference reviewing issues of great significance for Australian children’s health and wellbeing. Our young people are experiencing a media environment that is increasingly violent, commercialised, and sexualised.
Speakers include some of the world’s leading researchers on the issue including: Prof. L. Rowell Huesmann (long term impacts of violent media), Prof. Ed Donnerstein (Internet violence and cyber-bullying), distinguished Research Prof. Craig Anderson (violent video games), Prof. Louise Newman (sexualisation of children), Dr Wayne Warburton (violent music videos), Dr Cordelia Fine (children’s understanding of advertising) and Prof. Elizabeth Handsley (the role of regulation and classification). Details here.