Young People, Sex and the Media

The Facts of Life?

  • Authors
  • David Buckingham
  • Sara Bragg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 1-16
  3. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 17-42
  4. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 43-64
  5. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 91-126
  6. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 127-154
  7. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 155-184
  8. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 185-206
  9. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 207-235
  10. David Buckingham, Sara Bragg
    Pages 236-251
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 252-261

About this book

Introduction

Are children today growing up too soon? How do they - and their parents - feel about media portrayals of sex and personal relationships? Are the media a corrupting influence, or a potentially positive and useful resource for young people? Drawing on an extensive research project, which investigated children's interpretations of sexual content in films, TV and print media, this book considers how young people (aged 9-17) use such material to understand their experiences and build their identities, and how they and their parents respond to public concerns about these issues. The book offers a clearly written and entertaining insight into children's and parents' perspectives on these difficult issues - perspectives that are often ignored or trivialised in public debate.

Keywords

children education media television

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230508637
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-1823-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50863-7
  • About this book