In recent years, Dr Lesley-Anne Ey argues, media has become more adultified. It is hard to avoid the widespread use of stereotypes and ‘sexiness’ to sell products and ideas. Being ‘sexy’ is increasingly promoted and valued across our culture. The degree to which this has filtered into media that children intentionally and unintentionally consume is of some concern. Media and marketing play a significant role in shaping and normalising sexualised presentation. This webinar explores how media is contributing to children’s developing self-identity, attitudes and behaviours.
This webinar has been produced in partnership with the Australian Council of Children and the Media.