Examining the Convergence of Sex, Violence, the Media, Commerce & Popular Culture, Its Impact on Our Children and What We Can Do About It


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Right 2 Childhood

Friday 19 October, 2012 • 9am-5pm: Sydney

NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney

The erosion of childhood is becoming a social and cultural trend of great concern to child development experts as well as the broader community. Commercialisation, sexualisation, body image dissatisfaction and over exposure to violent imagery are some of the key factors. A growing body of scientific evidence and expert opinion has transformed the debate about this trend into an important issue with major implications for mental health, public health, education and policy. We look forward to meeting you at this unique event.

Dr Ramesh Manocha, Convenor and Chairman



Aims of this event

The aim of this event is to provide up-to-date and authoritative information from leading experts, share initiatives and strategies to facilitate understanding and awareness and empower participants with practical skills to address this crucial social issue.

Who should attend?

The information in this seminar is essential knowledge for

  • Teachers, counsellors, welfare workers, health professionals, parents and all those who work with young people
  • Policy makers, academics and representatives from the advertising, media and marketing industries and all those whose professional activities might impact on the mindset and behaviour of young people