Australian Council on Children and the Media

New book: Children's wellbeing in the media age July 20, 2015

Children's wellbeing in the media age:
Multidisciplinary perspectives from the Harvard-Australia Symposium.
Elizabeth Handsley, Colin MacDougall and Michael Rich (eds).

Federation Press 2015 

Children, from infancy through adolescence, now spend more time consuming media content than they do in school, with parents or engaging in any activity other than sleep. Parents, educators and policy-makers are concerned, confused and overwhelmed, since the media we use and how we use them influence virtually every aspect of our lives. The book is a multidisciplinary conversation about children’s media use and wellbeing. It explains how a range of disciplines and professions identify and address issues arising out of children’s engagement with media.