Letting Children be Children -UK Report of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood
US Study. Young girls clothing sexualised: Too much Too young.
Films hypersexualise teen girls most.
KF2BK Submission to The inquiry into the regulation of billboard and outdoor advertising. April 2011
KF2BK Submissions to the senate inquiry. 2008. Scroll to no 63 & 63A
Senate Inquiry into the sexualisation of children in the contemporary media environment. 2008.
For further information about the inquiry visit this site.
Impacts of music videos. 2007 Study.
UK Home Office Report on the Sexualisation of Young People.
Girls dieting at age ten and half of teens would consider surgery to change their looks.
Children Viewing Adult-Targeted TV May Become Sexually Active Earlier in Life
Does Watching Sex on Television Influence Teens’ Sexual Activity?
The Impact of Media Images on Body Image and Behaviours: A summary of the Scientific Evidence.
Experts and active researchers investigate the impact of idealised media on how adults, adolescents and children think, feel and behave with respect to their body and appearance.
Study finds teen girls regret having sex earlier
TV Viewing Before The Age Of 2 Has No Cognitive Benefit, Study Finds
Australian Medical Associaton. Body Image and Health.
The new American Psychological Association report on the sexualisation of girls
The Australia Institute - Research Papers
“Corporate Paedophilia” by Dr Emma Rush & “Letting Children Be Children” by Dr Emma Rush
Australian Psychological Society Parent Guidelines
Protecting girls from sexualisation in the media (1)
Australian Psychological Society Guidelines
Protecting girls from sexualisation in the media (2)
Australian Psychological Society Guidelines
The Family Factor
Excellent blog by child/adolescent psychotherapist Collett Smart. For parents, educators or anyone who works wtih children & youth - explore current information, research & practical advice for each developmental stage.
Headspace provides mental & health wellbeing support, information & services to young people & their families across Australia.
The Girl Effect
Fabulous educational & activist website. Girls living in poverty are uniquely capable of creating a better future. But when a girl reaches adolescence, she comes to a crossroads. Learn more.
Generation Next blog
Valuable information about teenagers from some of Australia's leading experts in their field. Topics include drugs, alcohol, bullying, depression, sexualisation and cyber safety.
The Pathways Foundation is a National harm prevention charity that assists young people make the fundamental emotional shift from being a child to becoming a young adult.
Dr Michael Carr Gregg
This website provides excellent resources and information about the mental health and well being of young people.
Melinda Tankard Reist's Blog
A great resource. Information about exploitation of women and sexualisation of children and young people.
New Australian group exposing corporations, advertisers, marketers and media who objectify women and girls.
Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence.
Excellent 35 minute Canadian documentary analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. Suitable for adult audience.
Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia
DARTA aims to provide high quality research assistance as well as training expertise and information on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues.
The New Goodnight Kiss
2009 Canadian book, documentary and website called The New Goodnight Kiss. Information about our toxic culture and the emergence of teenage prostitution rings in affluent Canadian suburbs.
The Center on Media and Child Health
The Center on Media and Child Health at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to understanding and responding to the effects of media on the physical, mental, and social health of children through research, production, and education.
REAL Magazine is created by young women for young women and is designed to inspire creativity and positive thinking, promote self respect and encourage readers to embrace their individuality.
A magazine for young girls that is available online and in print form. The emphasis is on creating a positive, independent self-perception for girls in the pre-teen and early teen years
BACA - Bikers Against Child Abuse
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children by empowering children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live.
Enlighten Education (Aust) offers innovative and exciting in-school programs aimed at empowering and inspiring teenage girls .
About-Face promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women thru media education and activism. (USA)
Innocence in Danger
An international, non-profit association created at the initiative of the UNESCO Director-General, Federico Mayor in response to the recommendations of the UNESCO expert meeting on Sexual Abuse of Children, Child Pornography and Paedophilia on the Internet. (1999) Innocence in Danger operates in 29 countries throughout the world.
Campaign for a commercial free childhood (USA)
Dr Jean Kilbourne Ed.D. (USA)
Dr Jean Kilbourne Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising.
A psychologist specializing in families for over 25 years, Steve Biddulph is today one of the worlds best known parenting authors. Steve is also the patron of Young Media Australia.
The ‘completely gorgeous’ website delivers no-nonsense information about size, shape and self-esteem along with interactive activities to help young people make friends with their body. Includes Kaz Cookes acclaimed animation short ‘Gorgeous’.
The Parents Jury
The Parents Jury is an online network of parents who collectively advocate for the improvement of children’s food and physical activity environments in Australia.
Bravehearts provides comprehensive counseling for child and adult survivors of child sexual assault and is actively involved in education, prevention, early intervention and research programs.
The Australian Childhood Foundation
The Australian Childhood Foundation works to give children a happy and secure childhood – a childhood free from the devastation of abuse, family violence and neglect.
Child wise is a not-for-profit organization working to prevent, protect and reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in Australia and overseas.
The Australia Council on Children and the Media
ACCM (formerly Young Media Australia) is a unique national community organisation whose members share a strong commitment to the promotion of the healthy development of Australian children. Website includes information on children’s movie reviews. The ACCM is in alliance with Kids free 2 be Kids
Internet Safety & Young People
Excellent resource. ThinkUKnow is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through primary and secondary schools across Australia using a network of accredited trainers.
Cyber Safety Solutions
Highly recommended website. Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety and young people and was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years.
Microsoft Security At Home
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (USA)
i-SAFE Inc - Internet safety education.
Australian Government Net Alert