Growing up fast and furious

reviewing the impacts of violent and sexualised media on children

Wayne Warburton (Editor), Danya Braunstein (Editor)

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The chapters in this collection review the impact of violent or sexualised television, movies, video games, music and advertising on children. Chapters include: Growing up fast and furious in a media saturated world, by Wayne Warburton; Children and media violence: Behavioural and neurological effects of viewing violence, by John P Murray; The impact of violent video games: An overview, by Craig A Anderson and Wayne A Warburton; How does listening to Eminem do me any harm? What the research says about music and anti-social behaviour, by Wayne Warburton; The Internet as 'Fast and Furious' Content, by Ed Donnerstein; Messages, minds and mental contamination, by Cordelia Fine; The Impact of Sexualisation - Knowing and Seeing Too Much, by Louise Newman; Children, Media and Ethics, by Emma Rush; There Oughta Be A Law: The (potential) role of law and regulation in slowing down and calming down, by Elizabeth Handsley ; Media and Social Policy: Towards an Evidence-Based Approach to Content Regulation, by Danya Braunstein, Julia Plumb and Wayne Warburton; and, A two-edged sword? The place of the media in a child friendly society, by Alan Hayes and Carole Jean.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherFederation Press
Number of pages249
ISBN (Print)9781862878235
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Mass media
  • Computer games
  • Child development
  • Adolescent development
  • Sexuality
  • Violence
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Internet
  • Music
  • Culture
  • Attitudes
  • Stereotypes
  • Effects
  • Children
  • Adolescents

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