This chapter argues that media policies aimed at protecting children from harmful content must be evidence-based. It discusses evidence-based policy and the role of government, and examines current media policies in Australia in regards to the developmental issues of obesity, smoking and substance use, sexualisation, television programming, and the internet.
|Title of host publication||Growing up fast and furious|
|Subtitle of host publication||reviewing the impacts of violent and sexualised media on children|
|Editors||Wayne Warburton, Danya Braunstein|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Mass media
- Television viewing
- Community education
- Health promotion
Braunstein, D., Plumb, J., & Warburton, W. (2012). Media and social policy: towards an evidence-based approach to content regulation. In W. Warburton, & D. Braunstein (Eds.), Growing up fast and furious: reviewing the impacts of violent and sexualised media on children (pp. 197-219). Sydney: Federation Press.