Homer versus Homer

Digital media, literacy and child protection

Catharine Lumby*, Kath Albury

*Corresponding author for this work

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Despite growing work on the educational potential of digital media, literacy debates in Australia have remained locked in a banal opposition between serious educational aims and trivial entertainment media. To reinvigorate these debates, this article overviews progressive approaches to media literacy and case studies debates around the sexualisation of girls and young women in popular media. Ultimately, the authors - drawing on their submission to the recent Senate Inquiry on the subject - identify two ways to reset the media education and literacy agenda by incorporating a more productive engagement with digital media literacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-87
Number of pages8
JournalMedia International Australia
Issue number128
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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