Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1979

Volume 4 Issue 2

The Impact of Media on Children in Australia Today

Kelvin B. Canavan

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Children in Australia are spending more time with the mass media than with any other single activity, sleeping excepted. The average child spends three hours a day sitting in front of television and another couple of hours with films, radio and the press.

Children and Television

“Clearly television has emerged as the dominant experience in the life of the average Australian child …”(4.33)

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