A selection of the latest Australian and international research on the effects of media on children:
- Advertising and marketing to children
Research on the impacts of various types of advertising and marketing, including food advertising
- Children's understanding of media content
Research related to developmental ages and stages
- Media content and impacts
The impacts of such content as violence, horror and scary stuff, sex/ sexualised images, pornography, stereotypes and risky behaviours including smoking, alcohol and other drugs.
- Media use
Research related to who is using the media, how much, when, where and the outcomes of this media usage.
- Mitigating media impacts
Regulation, classification, media education for children, parent education and strategies,advocacy on behalf of the child audience
- Technology-specific issues
Research on various types of technology: videogames, mobile phones, apps, social media, Internet safety, cyberbullying
A list of researchers who focus on children and the media
Link to the US based Center on Media and Child Health searchable research data base