8 December 2020

Clinical Takeaway: Media Classification and Neuropsychological Development

Clinical Media Psychology

Professor Elizabeth Handsley explains the potential effects of age-inappropriate material on developing brains.

In this episode:

– Our current Australian media classification system is flawed, allowing inappropriate material to be shown to children

– There is evidence that violent and scary content have impact on children that can be long lasting and adverse – sleep disturbance, anxiety, aggression

– Parental co-watching and discussion with children before and/or after viewing a movie can mitigate negative impacts

Guest: Professor Elizabeth Handsley, Professor of Law, Western Sydney University; President of the Australian Council on Children and the Media

Total time: 23 mins

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