This article considers the origins and focus of current Australian debates around the alleged 'sexualisation' of children and young people. It explores the popular discourses around youth and sexuality and unpacks the assumptions and contradictions that underwrite them, by addressing the terms of reference of the Australian Senate's 2008 Sexualisation of Children in the Contemporary Media Inquiry. The article concludes by outlining some proposed public policy solutions to addressing current community concerns that children and teenagers are being inappropriately sexualised.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Media International Australia|
|Publication status||Published - May 2010|