Two conferences are being organised by Julie Gale in the coming weeks:

Bratz, Britney and Bralettes: The Sexualisation of Childhood

Monday 3rd August, 2009 7:00pm for 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Melbourne Girls Grammar School, South Yarra.

”From tiny tots to late teens, girls are being preyed on, and damaged, by sexualisation and media messages about weight, looks, clothes and behaviour. The messages they are getting are wrong. And the harm is real, and not just to girls. Listen to three of Australia’s best speakers on children and teens, and how to protect them:

  • Well known author and family psychologist Steve Biddulph,
  • Founding Director of Kids Free 2B Kids, Julie Gale, and
  • Maggie Hamilton, author of What’s Happening to Our Girls? Too Much, Too Soon, How Our Kids are Overstimulated, Oversold and Oversexed.

The evening will be chaired by well known psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. Numbers limited. Tickets $25, and must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales close 27 July 09. For more information go to the ACCM website.

Children and Sexualised Media: Risks, Reviews and Regulation
Tuesday 4 August 2009 9:30 am for 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Australian Education Union Building, Abbotsford.

One year on from the Senate Inquiry into the sexualisation of children in the media, what’s changed? Children’s professionals report risks, industry defends its regulation. Here’s your opportunity to review the issues.

Numbers limited. Cost $125. Registrations close 20 July 09. For more information go to the ACCM website.

Barbara Biggins (ACCM) and Julie Gale (Kids free 2B Kids). General editor Ramesh Manocha.