Television and children
Television and early childhood
This paper examines changes in the production and commissioning of Australian television drama from 1999–2019, a period marked by notable changes in the business of television in Australia and globally.
Digital Media Research Centre submission to the Supporting Australian stories on our screens options paper
This submission to the Supporting Australian Stories on Our Screens options paper has been prepared by staff from the Digital Media Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology.
From June 2019, all food and beverage advertising is subject to either food industry or advertising industry codes. The data presented in this article will form the baseline for future evaluation of whether the new arrangements reduce children’s exposure to food advertising.
Extent of, and children and young people’s exposure to, gambling advertising in sport and non-sport TV
This is the first study in Australia, and internationally, to examine the extent of gambling advertising on sport TV and non-sport TV, and the extent to which young people are exposed to it. A key aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of...
This study finds that alcohol advertising deals are widespread in the AFL and NRL men’s competitions. However, alcohol advertising across the codes is not ubiquitous, indicating that alcohol advertising deals are not a pre-requisite for success or popularity of teams.
This analysis reveals that the AFL and NRL 2018 grand finals were highly saturated with alcohol advertising, the vast majority of which took place during children’s TV viewing hours.
What do children observe and learn from televised sports betting advertisements? A qualitative study among Australian children
This article argues that the time has come for the federal government to stand up to the gambling industry and sporting governing bodies and take action against the damaging influence of sports betting ads on Australian television.
This report provides a detailed analysis of the television viewing behaviour of Australian children.
The objective of this review of Australian and children’s screen content is to provide policy options to government on the most effective support mechanisms for the Australian screen production sector.
A study of young children’s TV use by the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the University of New England has found that disadvantaged children are watching more television than children in families from higher socio-economic backgrounds.
Television and young children - quality, choice and the role of parents: what the experts and parents say
The ‘Young children and the Media’ project aims to provide parents/carers with information and resources to help them make informed choices to ensure that their young child’s media experience is a positive one.
Mass media play a significant role in most people’s lives, affecting family routines, social interactions, cultural norms, and leisure activities – all of which impact upon contemporary childhood. Television is particularly significant in early childhood; it is the child’s first and most enduring contact with...
Concerned about the high rates of childhood obesity in the U.S., policymakers in Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and agencies such as the Institute of Medicine have explored a variety of potential contributing factors, including the marketing and advertising of food products to children. One...
Helping children to grow into responsible, well-adjusted individuals is a central concern for parents and those working with children. One crucial aspect of adjustment is the ability to solve one's problems and conflicts in an effective, appropriate and non-violent manner. As parents grapple with how...