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Dr Shiela Degotardi (2014, 6 October). Interviewed by 7 News. Old tricks for new toys. Experts have backed a growing movement for the return to traditional toys to help children learn and develop their imaginations. David Eccleston reports. https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/25195599/old-tricks-for-new-toys/

Ms Rozalind Walsh (2014, 19 May).   Interviewed by ABC Illawarra on Parenting Gifted Children.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2014, 26 Mar). Interviewed by Will Goodings on Nova 5aa in Adelaide on the impact of playing violent video games.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2014, 12 Mar). Interviewed for documentary film on 20 years of the Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman on Wayne's impressions of the effectiveness of the scheme for low income and disadvantaged consumers.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2014, 10 Mar). Interviewed by Susannah Freymark for story in NewsLocal regarding media addictions.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2014, 10 Feb). Featured heavily in Editorial entitled Media violence: is the jury really still out? by Barbara Biggins in small screen magazine.

Dr Kate Highfield (2014, 28 Jan). Screen addiction: Health experts say excessive amounts of time spent on phones, tablets can affect childhood development.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-27/screen-addiction-experts-raise-concerns/5221278

Dr Kate Highfield (2014, 27 Jan). Are smartphones making us less intelligent? http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3932852.htm

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 17 Dec). On The Conversation: Students with and without disability: it's always better when we're together. http://theconversation.com/students-with-and-without-disability-its-always-better-when-were-together-21014

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 7 Dec). Article by Maja Jovic for Neos Kosmos newspaper "Balanced screen diet crucial for children" was based around an interview with me regarding a healthy media diet.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, Dec). Article in Guidance Officer Intensive Behaviour newsletter summarising my talk to the Queensland Guidance Officers in October, 2013.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 18 Nov). Mention: SMH Life & Style by Paula Goodyer. Screen time for tiny tots - How much is too much? http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/blogs/chew-on-this/screen-time-for-tiny-tots--how-much-is-too-much-20131118-2xpzu.html#ixzz2l3nxWa00

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 14 Nov). Quoted in story for Crikey.com by Henry Belot entitled Level up: why video games are good for you, regarding the impact of video games.

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 28 Oct). Mention: Pacific Disability Weekly update. pacificdisability.org

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 25 Oct). Mention: Apostrophe magazine. Kids with special needs and Inclusion of students with disabilities best for all: study. http://apostrophemagazine.com/apostrophe-magazine-lunch-links-october-25-2013/

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 25 Oct). Mention: The Brotherhood of St Lawrence. Inclusion in Education: Towards equity for students with disability - CDA. 

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 24 Oct). Interview: Cathy Johnson from ABC Health and Wellbeing. Do educational apps enhance your child's learning. http://www.abc.net.au/health/talkinghealth/factbuster/stories/2013/10/24/3874488.htm

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 24 Oct). Mention: Australian Policy online. Inclusion in education: towards equality for students with disability. http://apo.org.au/node/36129)

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 23 Oct). Interview: Fran Kelly on Radio National. Australia must do more to educate children with a disability. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/australia-must-do-more-to-educate-disabled-children/5039312 Audio:http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2013/10/bst_20131023_0635.mp3)

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 23 Oct). Interview: Sarah Spencer for The Wire. A call for disability inclusion that does more than tick the box. http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10962 Audio: http://www.thewire.org.au/audio/WWDisabilityinclusion.mp3)

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 23 Oct). Interview: Kate Walsh for the Illawarra Mercury. Inclusion of students with disabilities best for all: study. http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1861443/inclusion-of-students-with-disabilities-best-for-all-study/?cs=300

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 23 Oct). Interview: RPH Adelaide regarding inclusive education. Discussed Cologon's report launched by Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, barriers and facilitators of inclusive education. http://www.rphadelaide.org.au/index1.html

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 22 Oct). Quoted:  Pro Bono Australia News. Call for equity for students with Disability. http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2013/10/call-equality-students-disability?utm_source=Pro+Bono+Australia+-+email+updates&utm_campaign=a6e40dced2-news_31_1010_21_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ee68172fb-a6e40dced2-146799425#

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 10 Oct). ABC Radio, Ballarat and South West Victoria. Interviewed by Steve Martin on the impacts of violent media and screen media generally.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 8 Oct). 6PR Radio, Perth. Interviewed by Harvey Deegan, about certain computer games being bad for development.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 6 Oct). 2UE Radio, Sydney. Mentioned and Interviewed by John Cadogan New emerging field of parents using tablets such as the iPad. Highfield says the up take of this is quite dramatic as the iPad only came out in 2010. Highfield says the research is still out on whether this is good or bad. Highfield says parents need to check the security settings and the pass code.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 5 Oct). Featured in The Age Story by Rachel Browne Screen violence changing young brains: Researchers. Based on his presentation at the Media Minds and Neuroscience Conference, on the impact of violent media on the brain. http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/games/screen-violence-changing-young-brains-researchers-20131004-2uzom.html

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 5 Oct). Online: Canberra Times, Rachel Browne. Screen violence 'hard wires' growing brians. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/screen-violence-hardwires-growing-brains-20131004-2uzv4.html

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 5 Oct). Mentions: Canberra Times, Rachel Browne. Screen violence changing young brains.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013,  5 Oct). Mentions: Sydney Morning Herald, Rachel Browne. Screen violence changing young brains.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 5 Oct). Mentions: Boarder Mail, Albury-Wodonga, Rachel Browne. Violent Response.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 5 Oct). Mentions: The Age, Lucy Battersby, Technology Reporter. Screen overload puts brain development at risk. http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/screen-overload-puts-brain-development-at-risk-20131004-2uygt.html

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 5 Oct). 2013, Featured in The Australian Story by Kieran Campbell Screen overload puts brain development at risk. Based on the Media Minds and Neuroscience Conference SMC media briefing, and focused on gaming addictions. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/council-on-children-and-media-conference-to-hear-of-kids-with-gaming-addictions/story-e6frg6n6-1226732520193

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 5 Oct). News.com story by Kieran Campbell Council on Children and Media conference to hear of kids with gaming addictions quotes me in regard to the impact of heavy media violence exposure.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 5 Oct). NewsTrackIndia Story on my presentation at the Media Minds and Neuroscience Conference, on the impact of violent media on the brain. http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/10/05/77-Too-much-onscreen-violence-turning-teens-aggressive-.html

Reprinted in Perth Now http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/council-on-children-and-media-conference-to-hear-of-kids-with-gaming-addictions/story-fnhnv0wb-1226732520193

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 5 Oct). 2UE Radio, Sydney weekend breakfast. Interviewed by John Stanley. Highfield talks about the effects of iPad or smart device apps on kids. She says it is difficult for parents to decide which apps their kids should play with especially when there are many apps in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. She says it is important to consider what the child needs. Highfield talks about the different types of apps available. Highfield talks about Art Maker which is a free app by ABC which is only available on the iPad.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 4 Oct). Interviewed on ABC Radio, Far North Queensland, on what brain imaging studies reveal about media violence, Story by Isaac Egan, ABC Radio Queensland. Can media violence desensitise you?  http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/10/08/3864849.htm

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 4 Oct) Interview on 3BA FM Ballarat - Ballarat Today with Mike Cooper. Argues that exposure to violent video games alters the adolescent brain.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 4 Oct). Interview: ABC Far North, Cairns, Drive by Phil Staley on the book Growing Up Fast and Furious.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 4 Oct). Interview: on 666 ABC Radio & Radio National Canberra PM program by Shane McLeod on the impact of violent media on the brain. http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3862722.htm

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 4 Oct). ABC online, Elizabeth Jackson. Playing violent video games could change your brain. http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3862722.htm

Dr Wayne Warburton (3013, 4 Oct). Mention: Herald Sun, Melbourne, Evonne Barry. Teen brains rewired: Generation distracted by multiple devices.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Interview: 2SM Sydney-News. New research on the impact of media and technology on the brain have raised alarms that too much time in front of a screen can cause developmental delays for children. Kate Highfield, Macquarie University Early Childhood Lecturer, says 85% of applications
purchased for children lead to lower level neural development.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Interview: 2DU Dubbo - News. New research on the impact of media and technology on the brain has raised alarms that too much time in front of a screen can cause development delays for children. Kate Highfield, Early Childhood Lecturer, Macquarie University, says 85% of applications
purchased for children lead to lower level neural development.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Online: Sydney Morning Herald, Lucy Battersby. Little brains suffer with too much screen play. http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/little-brains-suffer-with-too-much-screen-play-20131003-2uxh5.html

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Online Sydney Morning Herald, Lucy Battersby. Screen overload puts brain development at risk. http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/screen-overload-puts-brain-development-at-risk-20131004-2uygt.html

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Mentions: 2RE Taree - News. New research into the effect of media consumption on brain development in children says excess screen time can slow mental development. Macquarie University lecturer Kate Highfield reports most children's apps lead to lower level neural development.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Mentions: Adelaide Advertiser by Kieran Campbell. Kids Slaves to video games.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Mentions: Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, Ben Langford. Parents need to 'get smart" with digital.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Mentions: The Age, Lucy Battersby. Balancing game play minus the brain drain.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 4 Oct). Mentions: Sydney Morning Herald, Lucy Battersby. Alarm sounded over wrong sort of screen time.

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 3 Oct). Online: Herald Sun, Evonne Barry. Generation distracted by multiple digital devices. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/generation-distracted-by-multiple-digital-devices/story-fni0byb4-1226732537892

Dr Wayne Warburton & Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 3 Oct). Interview: 702 ABC Radio Sydney, Drive program, Richard Glover speaking about a healthy media diet.

Dr Wayne Warburton, Dr Kate Highfield & Dr Philip Tam (2013,3 Oct). Online: News.com.au. Council on Children and Media conference to hear of kids with gaming addictions.

Dr Wayne Warburton & Dr Philip Tam (2013, 3 Oct). Online: Herald Sun, Evonne Barry. Multiple devices re-wire teens brains. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/generation-distracted-by-multiple-digital-devices/story-fni0byb4-1226732537892

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 3 Oct). Media briefing (Online Press Conference) through Science Media Centre; 25+ attendees from media.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 3 Oct).Television Interview with ABC News 24 Sydney Kim Landers.  Many young children are immersed in screens and technology, from watching television, to playing Xbox or using mobile phones and iPads. Experts are gathering in Sydney to talk about the impact on young people's brains. 

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 3 Oct). Interveiw: Radio Adelaide - The Wire, Sarah Spencer. Pre-recorded interview with Dr Kate Highfield, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, by Matteo Gagliardi, Reporter, about concerns that questions being raised about the educational benefits of apps: Highfield says that it can be difficult to choose apps in the Google Play Store for Android or in the Apple Store because of the vast array of apps.

Dr Kate Highfield & Dr Philip Tam (2013, 3 Oct). Online: Herald Sun, Keiren Campbell. Council on Children and Media conference to hear of kids with gamin addictions. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/news/council-on-children-and-media-conference-to-hear-of-kids-with-gaming-addictions/story-fni0bzod-1226732573609

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 2 Oct). Interview: 702 ABC Perth - Afternoons Radio, Gilian O'Shaughnessy about children and electronic devices. Highfield says parents are using tablets and mobile phones as 'digital babysitters' to give them time to themselves.

Dr Kate Highfield (2013, 1 Oct). Mentioned: 6PR Perth - Breakfast Radio, Steve Mills & Kent Roberts. A little iDevice time won't damage young minds.

Dr Kate Highfiled (2013, 25 Sept). Online: Daily Life, Kasey Edwards. Babysitting your children with apps. http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/parenting-and-families/babysitting-your-children-with-apps-20130924-2ub12.html

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 18 Sept). Online: Bendigo Advertiser,  Kristen Alebakis. New release video game in the firing line. http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/1785680/new-release-video-game-in-the-firing-line/

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 2 Sept). Children and Families Research Centre mentioned in an article by Dr Dale Archer from Psychology Today. Violence, The Media And Your Brain. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/reading-between-the-headlines/201309/violence-the-media-and-your-brain

Dr Kathy Cologon (2013, 16 Aug).  Quoted by Victoria Birch of Essential Kids on 'Raising inclusive kids' http://www.essentialkids.com.au/younger-kids/kids-education/raising-inclusive-kids-20130816-2s0e2.html

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 6 Aug). Joined Russell Woolf on 720 ABC Drive for a chat about what electronic gaming is doing to our kids. http://blogs.abc.net.au/wa/2013/08/what-is-electronic-gaming-doing-to-our-kids.html

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 27July). Featured in story 'Parents urged to join games' by Rihanna King in the West Australian. Available at: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/18168524/parents-urged-to-join-games/

Dr Wayne Warburton (2013, 8 June). Interviewed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority on classification issues in Australia. Interview available at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PLrkEqal5QiNGxD_HaYhZzeloXvBofGvae 
See also http://www.slideshare.net/acmaSlideShare/graphic-recordings-from-acmas-classification-and-decency-forum-6-june-2013 and 
http://www.slideshare.net/acmaSlideShare/classification-decency-photos-small2

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (16 October 2012)

Dr Wayne Warburton from Macquarie University Sydney was interviewed by Sonya Feldhoff, (ABC Radio 'Drive', Adelaide) regarding the impact of violent video games on children. Video Games: The good, the bad & the ugly.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (12 September 2012)

Dr Wayne Warburton featured in a story in small screen magazine entitled 'Media violence hurts: how many more times do we have to say it?' The story quoted Dr Warburton's comments on the ISRA Media Violence Effects Commission findings, as a author of the findings paper.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (29 August 2012)

Dr Wayne Warburton featured in a story in Herald Sun by Elissa Doherty 'Violent viewing diet a dangerous habit' discusses his comments in and on the ISRA MVE Commission report.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (16 August 2012)

Dr Wayne Warburton was interviewed by Roxy Wykes for Curtin Radio about media effects on children.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (12 July 2012)

Dr Wayne Warburton was featured in a story in Manly Daily by Susannah Freymark 'Violent video games breed aggro' detailing advice for parents from Growing Up Fast and Furious book.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (11 July 2012)

Dr Wayne Warburton featured in a story in Central Sydney paper by Susannah Freymark 'The danger of online games' detailing advice for parents from Growing Up Fast and Furious book.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (20 June 2012)

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (18 June 2012)

Dr Wayne Warburton was interviewed by Sonya Feldhoff, ABC Radio Drive, Adelaide, on the effects of violent and sexualised media on children.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (11 June 2012)

  • Interviewed by Melinda Ham, Children's Affairs writer for the Sun Herald and Sydney Morning Herald for a story on reality TV shows and their effect on children.
  • Interviewed by Daniel Simon from 'The Political Spot', a syndicated radio program that is played on 14 radio stations across Australia.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (1 June 2012)

Interviewed by Leon Byner, DGM Radio Adelaide, re book Growing Up Fast and Furious.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (29 May 2012)

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (18 March 2012)

Featured in Canberra Times story 'Disasters affect children too' about the effects of frightening media on children. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/disasters-affect-children-too-20120317-1vbzq.html

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton 7 March 2012)

Interviewed on SYN radio (Melbourne) about the effects of advertising on children.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton and Visiting Fellow Associate Professor Doug Gentile (5 March 2012)

Wayne Warburton and Doug Gentile (CFRC and Dept of Psychology visiting scholar) advised and worked with ABC science program Catalyst on an episode about video game addiction segment. Associate Professor Doug Gentile was interviewed for segment on Catalyst expected to air in April.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (19 February 2012)

Featured in Kultura Zabalaika (Russian Newspaper) article "Be careful to what your children listen" (translated), which detailed Wayne's research on the effects of violent music.

Name: Dr Nick Parr (4 February 2012)
Financial Review How the really rich get there - and stay there. By Emma Connors.

Name: Dr Nick Parr (1 February 2012)
Interviewed by Annabelle Homer for ABC South Australia Drivetime Country Hour.

Name: Dr Nick Parr (31 January 2012)
Life improves for migrants in rural Australia: report (includes edited podcast of interview with Murray Silby. SBS World News website 

Name: Dr Nick Parr (29 January 2012)
Interviewed by Peter Scott for ABC Queensland (Statewide).

Name: Dr Nick Parr (25 January 2012)
Interviewed by Murray Silby for SBS Radio World View presented by Peggy Giakoumelos.
Interviewed by Ross Peddlesdon ABC(Wide Bay)
Study finds regional migration schemes a success. ABC Rural http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2012/s3415406.htm?site=newengland by Greg Muller.

Name: Dr Nick Parr (24 January 2012)
UK Migrants Do Better in Rural Australia Australia and New Zealand Magazine.
Interview for SBS Radio (Melbourne) news.

Name: Dr Sithu Wai (December 2011)

Dr Sithu Wai, PhD Candidate, Macquarie University.  Researching Post-emergency Recovery for Very Young Children published in ARNEC CONNECTIONS, Working Together for Early Childhood, N0. 5. 2011.

Name: Ms Lisa Deters (December 2011)

Ms Lisa Deters, PhD Candidate, Macquarie University. Promoting and Supporting Holistic Development: Baby Tents in Post-earthquake Haiti published in ARNEC CONNECTIONS, Working Together for Early Childhood, N0. 5. 2011.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (26 October 2011)

Dr Wayne Warburton was featured in Macquarie University Staff article 'Do you like Scary Movies' about the effects of scary media on children.

Name: Professor Jacqueline Hayden & Dr Kathy Cologon (August 2011)

Professor Jacqueline Hayden & Dr Kathy Cologon's research was featured in Bedrock, Vol16 #2 August 2011 -  Police, Fire, Ambulance, Early Childhood Service

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (28 July 2011)

Quoted in an article in Mid Day 'Moms stricter than dads nowadays'

Name: Ms Bronwen Wade Leeuwen (June 2011)

Smell it, touch it, feel it, ...then splash that ink. Alive, North Shore Times.
Aboriginal Art show has breath of life. Alive, North Shore Times

Name: Dr Anne McMaugh (23 May 2011)

Dr Anne McMaugh interviewed and quoted in an article by Ainslie MacGibbon. "Too hard? Hand it to teachers." Sydney Morning Herald, 23 May, 2011 http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/too-hard-hand-it-to-teachers-20110522-1ez7h.html

Name: Dr Rebekah Grace & Dr Michelle Trudgett (May 2011)

Article published in Kulumun Journal of the Wollotuka Institute - Engaging with early childhood education and care services: The perspectives of Indigenous Australian mothers and their young children.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (May 2011)

Dr Wayne Warburton, Scary Screen Time, Sydney's Child May 2011
Dr Wayne Warburton, Scary Screen Time, Melbourne's Child May 2011

Name: Dr Peter Whiteman (12 May 2011)

Music brings families together
A research project by Macquarie University's Children and Families Research Centre has found the simple act of sharing a song can make all the difference to the parent child relationship. Dr Peter Whiteman began the project to provide children from disadvantaged home environments with access to music education. It revealed, unexpectedly, that both parent and child benefited from the experience, with improved communication and relations.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (13 March 2011)

Quoted in article by Helen Pow for Sunday Telegraph "You need tough love"
Quoted in additional article by Helen Pow for Sunday Telegraph "Warm and fuzzy dads"
Quoted in Daily Telegraph article "Dads shirk discipline" 
Quoted in Yahoo! India story Mums 'wielding the rod more consistently than dads in disciplining kids' 

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (9 March 2011)

Dr Wayne Warburton article "9 Tips for Modelling Healthy Media Habits in Your Kids" published online by Your Kids Ed. The article contains advice on how parents can help kids to engage with media in a positive and helpful way. http://yourkidsed.com.au/info/9-tips-for-modelling-healthy-media-habits-in-your-kids

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (2 March 2011)

On the 1 March - The Children and Families Research Centre co-sponsored conference on the impact of media violence on children resulted in a number of interviews with Dr Wayne Warburton in the SMH, the West Australian and ABC radio 666 Canberra.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (10 February 2011)

February 10, 2011 - Article "How kids can learn from current events" published online by Your Kids Ed. The article contains advice on helping kids to engage with current events in a helpful way. http://yourkidsed.com.au/info/how-kids-can-learn-from-current-events

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (7 February 2011)

February 7, 2011. Interviewed by Angela Cattearns, for the Life Matters program on ABC Radio National. Discussed moving from a trade career to academia where Wayne discussed his research interests and findings.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (4-7 February 2011)

February 7, 2011. Interviewed by Sonya Feldhoff, ABC radio 891, Adelaide, for the 'Drive' show, regarding children's exposure to upsetting images.

February 6, 2011. Interviewed by Glenn Ridge and Dr Vincent O'Donnell for Melbourne Talk Radio, regarding children's exposure to upsetting images.

February 4, 2011. Interviewed by 2SM radio news regarding children's exposure to upsetting images.

February 4, 2011. Interviewed by Genevieve Jacobs at ABC Radio Canberra regarding children's exposure to upsetting images.

Name: Professor Jennifer Bowes (30 January 2011)

On the 30 January Professor Bowes was quoted at length in the 

Sunday Age on Chinese Parenting in an artical titled Mommy dearest? - the debate over hardline parenting. http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/books/mommy-dearest--the-debate-over-hardline-parenting-20110129-1a90z.html

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/mommy-dearest--the-debate-over-hardline-parenting-20110129-1a90z.html

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton 14 January 2011

January 14, 2011. Interviewed by Sophie Dimitropolous for article "Floods and other catastrophes: Helping kids cope" published by Your Kids Ed, which contains a series of my tips for helping kids cope with news of catastrophes. http://yourkidsed.com.au/info/floods-and-other-catastrophes-helping-kids-cope

Name: Dr Penny Van Bergen and Dr Naomi Sweller are mentioned in this opinion piece written by Linda Graham.

Rehousing the canaries. Opinion piece written for Education Review.

Name: Dr Penny Van Bergen and Dr Naomi Sweller are mentioned in this article written for Education Review by Linda Belardi.

Disadvantaged boys stuck in home-grown school-to-prison pipeline. News article written for Education Review.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (25 August 2010)

Dr Wayne Warburton was interviewed by Jill Emberson, ABC Radio Newcastle and Hunter, regarding the ways that children interact with news and media.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (23 August 2010)

Dr Wayne Warburton was quoted at length in Sydney Morning Herald article by Ainslie MacGibbon "They heard the news today" regarding the ways that media exposure interacts with child development. Article at http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/they-heard-the-news-today-20100822-13atc.html Also syndicated to a range of Fairfax newspapers including:

The Age: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/they-heard-the-news-today-20100822-13atc.html
Brisbane Times: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/education/they-heard-the-news-today-20100822-13atc.html
AusInNews

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (15 July 2010)

Dr Wayne Warburton was interviewed for ABC National TV News by Rebecca Barrett on the recommendations of the Federal Government's Youth Violence Report, particularly those on the need to revisit the Australian classification system.

Dr Wayne Warburton was interviewed for PM (Broadcast nationally on ABC radio stations) by Lucy Carter regarding the recommendations of the Federal Government's Youth Violence Report, particularly those on classification and the media smart website. Transcript at http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2010/s2954857.htm?site=upperhunter

Dr Wayne Warburton was quoted in ABC News story by Lucy Carter "Youth violence recommendations ignore drugs" regarding the recommendations of the Federal Government's Youth Violence Report, particularly those on classification and the media smart website. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/15/2954955.htm

Name:  Dr María Florencia Amigó (15 July 2010)

Dr Maria Florencia Amigo was interviewed by Sen Lam from ABC Radio Australia about The challenges facing children of migrants. A look at the difficulties of childhood, especially if your parents are migrants. While migrant children tend to do well in school and pick up the language and culture of their new home quickly, experts say they also sometimes end up being cultural translators for their parents.

Name: Dr María Florencia Amigó (8 July 2010)

Dr María Florencia Amigó was quoted by Miranda Luby from The Age in the article Migrant children in cultural pinch after giving a paper at the 11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 7 - 9 July 2010.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (3 July 2010)

Dr Wayne Warburton was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, Brisbane Times, WA Today and other syndicated papers in the article Taking the kick out of movie ratings.

Name: Professor Jacqueline Hayden and Lisa Deters (June 2010)

Professor Jacqueline Hayden and Lisa Deters had the article Early Childhood Development (EDC) and Gender Issues in Fragile Situations published in e-newsletter put out by UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, Thailand.  EAP UNGEI e-newsletter: Issue #5, June 2010.

Name: Dr Rozanna Lilley The Rituals of rest Sydney's Child, June 2010, Vol. 21, Issue 6, p.19

Name: Professor Jacqueline Hayden (June 2010)

Professor Jacqueline Hayden was quoted in the article Early childhood meet kicks off - Article by Peter Korugl

Name: Dr Rozanna Lilley (22 June 2010)

Hear the podcast  or read the transcript of Rozanna's radio interview with Katrina Roe, Mornings Announcer for Hope Radio on "Baby Sleeping Habits: Learning From Other Cultures".

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (23 May 2010)

Story by Lisa Mayoh "What violent lyrics do to our children'. Appeared in:

The Sunday Telegraph
The Sunday Sun
Perth Now
News.com
Phillipine Times
News Core Story. "Study links violent lyrics, aggression." Which goes to multiple syndicated new sites: My Fox, Atlanta; My Fox, Austin and FoxPhilly News

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (22 May 2010)

Australian Herald story "Violent lyrics make for violent kids'.
Science news http://blog.taragana.com/science/2010/05/23/violent-lyrics-make-for-violent-kids-14234/
Big News Network
ThaiIndian News: http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/violent-lyrics-make-for-violent-kids_100368406.html
Daily India news
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Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (20 April 2010)

Interviewed by Simon Beaumont from 6PR Perth for the morning show on the effects of violent television like Underbelly.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (19 April 2010)

ABC Radio Western Victoria, ABC Central Victoria, ABC Mildura, and ABC Swan Hill. Interview with Fiona Parker regarding the effects of violent and sexualised music videos.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (19 March 2010)

Interviewed by ABC 2JJJ regarding the impacts of music with violent lyrics.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (12 March 2010)

International Business Times story by Evelyn Gan "Government's filter plan not feasible" quoted Joe Hockey's March 11 quotation of his comments on video game violence.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (11 March 2010)

Small Screen magazine: Featured in article "Media violence: it's a trigger for youth violence" about his evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Youth Violence.

Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, quoted Wayne Warburton's recent comments on video game effects in a speech. This is reported by Renai LeMay in her story "Hockey slams 'unworkable' internet filter" on ITWire (http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/37527-hockey-slams-unworkable-internet-filter).

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (9 March 2010)

Florida Times, US. Story "Antisocial music increases aggression" notes his comments on aggressive music and describes the Warburton and Brummert-Lennings research on music lyrics and aggression.

New Kerala News, India. Story "Antisocial music increases aggression youngsters" notes his comments on aggressive music and describes the Warburton and Brummert-Lennings research on music lyrics and aggression.

The Times of India. Story "Antisocial music increases aggression" notes his comments on aggressive music and describes the Warburton and Brummert-Lennings research on music lyrics and aggression.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (8 March 2010)

Featured in IndiaTalkies story "Anti-social music increases aggression in youngsters" about his research on violent music effects.

Featured in News.com story by Cheryl Critchley titled 'Anti-social music brings out the biff, says scientists' about his research on violent music effects.

Interviewed by Tim Webster from 2UE Sydney on his research with Heidi Brummert-Lennings on violent music video clips and on the upcoming Growing Up Fast and Furious conference.

Interviewed by Nick McCallum from 3AW, Melbourne on his research with Heidi Brummert-Lennings on violent music video clips and on the upcoming Growing Up Fast and Furious conference.

Interviewed by Steve Mills and Tony Mac from 6PR, Perth for the breakfast show on his research with Heidi Brummert-Lennings on violent music video clips.

Daily Telegraph story "When the beat goes wrong" detailed his research with Heidi Brummert-Lennings on violent music video clips.

Herald sun newspaper. Story by Cheryl Critchley titled "Music brings on aggression in young listeners" detailed his research with Heidi Brummert on violent music video clips

Thaiindian News: story titled "Anti-social music 'increases aggression in youngsters' " discussed his findings on violent music effects.
 

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (3 March 2010)

Top News.com story by Piyush Diwan "Youngsters can become more aggressive by Anti-social music" discussed Wayne's findings on violent music effects.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (2 March 2010)

Interviewed by Simon lauder from ABC Radio AM program regarding recent evidence from Craig Anderson about the effects of violent video games.

Interviewed by Andrew Moore from Radio 2GB, Sydney regarding violent video game effects.

Interviewed by Steve Martin from ABC Radio Ballarat (syndicated to ABC Mildura Swan Hill (Mildura) ABC South Western Victoria (Warrnambool)) regarding recent evidence from Craig Anderson about the effects of violent video games.

Interviewed by Jenny Seaton from Radio Curtin 100FM, WA regarding violent video games. Interviewed by Leon Delaney from Radio 2SM, Sydney regarding recent evidence from Craig Anderson about the effects of violent video games.

Interviewed by Mark Parton from Radio 2CC, Canberra regarding recent evidence from Craig Anderson about the classification system for media.

The Young People's Media Network ran the story "Classifications don't match children's development" reporting his comments a the Youth Violence Inquiry on March 1.

International Business Times, story by Pollyanna Joseph titled "Kids prone to violence due to video games" reported briefly on Wayne's comments at the Youth Violence Inquiry on March 1.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (1 March 2010)

Featured in MX magazine story by Tawny Jensen regarding his evidence on media violence effects to the Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence.

Interviewed by John Baron from ABC News Radio regarding bullying in reality TV shows. 

Interviewed by Richard Glover ABC, 702BL regarding his evidence on media violence effects to the Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence.

Interviewed by 2UE, 954AM, regarding evidence on media violence effects to the  Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence.

ABC news story: "Classifications don't match children's development" relating to evidence on media violence effects to the  Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence.

Interviewed by Paul Serratore from Community Radio Melbourne regarding his evidence on media violence effects to the  Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence.

Channel Ten TV news. Interviewed regarding his evidence on media violence effects to the  Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence.

ABC Radio, JJJ, national. Interviewed regarding his evidence on media violence effects to the Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence and ABC Radio, North Queensland.

Interviewed by Paula Tapiolas regarding his evidence on media violence effects to the Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (28 February 2010)

Dr Wayne Warburton, Deputy Director of the Children and Families Research Centre was interviewed by John Thompson from the ABC National News. regarding his evidence at the Parliamentary enquiry into youth violence.

Name:  Dr Rozanna Lilley (February 2010)

Dr Rozanna Lilley, a doctoral condidate at the Children and Families Research Centre wrote the feature story in the February issue of Sydney's Child.  'Better Beginnings. While the start of school is a significant event for students and families, children's experiences are anything but uniform'. The article is available here.

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (10 October 2009)

Dr Wayne Warbrton was interviewed by Sacha Molitoriscz from the SMH on the effects of exposure to pro-social and antisocial media. An article was published entitled Television switches from goolie blows to helping the little man on 10th October 2009. The article is available here.

Name: Dr Kerry Hodge (19 August 2009)

Dr Kerry Hodge, a postdoctoral research fellow from the Children and Families Research Centre, was interviewed for an article by Ainslie MacGibbon in the Sydney Morning Herald, 19 October 2009, Page: 2, Education supplement entitled Gifted, talented, but it's no easy ride. The Article is available here

Dr Kerry Hodge, a postdoctoral research fellow from the Children and Families Research Centre, was interviewed for an article by Jill Rowbotham in the Higher Education section of The Australian entitled 'Gifted or not, we don't know enough to deal with it'. The article focuses on gifted children and their special needs and widely held perceptions of 'giftedness' in the community. Dr Hodge has been awarded the 2009 Nancy Fairfax Churchill Fellowship to investigate gifted programs in the United states of America, United Kingdom and Canada.
 

Name:  Dr Rozanna Lilley (July 2009)

Dr Rozanna Lilley, a doctoral condidate at the Children and Families Research Centre recently wrote an article for Melbourne's Child entitled Of Angst and Acceptance, click here to download this article. and an article for Sydney's Child entitled Do Special Needs Require Special Schools? click here to download this article.

Name : Professor Jennifer Bowes (6 July 2009)

Professor Jennifer Bowes, director of the Children and Families Research Centre, has been interviewed by Adele Horin from the Sydney Morning Herald. The article, describes key findings of the Childcare Choices Project. Professor Bowes, who has also been interviewed by several radio stations, suggests that "children's relationships and attitudes to learning are established very early on in life". Further details from the Childcare Choices Project will be presented at the Australian Social Policy conference this week.

Name :  Associate Professor Julie Fitness (28 August 2008)

Associate Professor Julie Fitness was interviewed by Adele Horin. The article was for the Sydney Morning Herald 28/8/2008 on her research of Familial Favouritism and Rejection, which she presented at the Learning about Parenting Conference entitled Family Favourites and Black Sheep. (re-printed below) It was also printed in the Melbourne Age, Brisbane Times, WA today, The Independent Weekly SA, The Border Mail Albury and Canberra Times.

Associate Professor Fitness was also interviewed by ABC Radio nationally, 2UE Sydney, 2GB Sydney, 4BC Brisbane, Vega 95.3 Sydney and The Moring Show KBLJ Austin USA

Date 28 August 2008

Favouritism damages children

Odd one out ... extended families help to alleviate the isolation felt by "black sheep". Photo: Isobel Pegrum Adele Horin, August 28, 2008
 

Parents say they love their children equally. But new research shows most people can easily identify the family "favourite" as well as the "black sheep". The research, by Julie Fitness, associate professor of psychology at Macquarie University, shows 69 per cent of her sample of 70 could identify the family "favourite" and 80 per cent could identify the "black sheep". "Parents say they treat their children equally. But when you ask people they say 'Of course there was a favourite.' They take it for granted." Dr Fitness said the middle child was almost never considered the favourite. The favourites were usually the oldest or the youngest, or the only boy or girl in a family dominated by one sex; or the child who shared a parent's interests and outlook. "People say, 'Mum always liked her best because she looked like her or shared her interests," Dr Fitness said. "Or 'My father didn't take to me because I wasn't sporty like him.' "She said it was often easier for parents to like the child who was like them. They might love their children but not necessarily like all of them or relate well to different temperaments. Parents felt guilty and tried to disguise their preferences. "But children are incredibly sensitive to parental approval and disapproval," she said, "and compare themselves to their siblings, to variations in parental warmth and approval."She said adults who considered themselves the black sheep placed themselves on a continuum from feeling not loved or part of the family to being just a little bit different and getting the "raw end of the stick" more often than was fair.

For some black sheep the consequences could be lasting, serious and sad. "The family is the primary social unit and if you feel you are not accepted or loved by your parents where does that leave you in this tough world?" Dr Fitness said it could be tough for parents, too. But accepting a child's difference, and not blaming, was a start to understanding. And having involvement with an extended family was also beneficial. Those respondents who had most involvement with extended family were the least likely to say there had been a favourite or black sheep. "If you don't get on well with your mum or dad there might be an aunt down the road to take the pressure off the hothouse of the nuclear family," she said. The research will be presented at a conference held by the Children's Family Research Centre at Macquarie University starting today.

This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/08/27/1219516565439.html

Name: Dr Wayne Warburton (12 September 2008)

Dr Wayne Warburton was interviewed by Adele Horin. The article was for the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH12/92008) on his research of Fathers and Domestic Violence entitled Parent gender, aggressive behavior and the development of maladaptive ways of thinking, which he presented at the Learning about Parenting Conference. (The most accessed story on SMH website for that morning.) The SMH article also appeared in The Financial Review, Melbourne Age, Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, WA Today and 174 Australian regional newspapers/news services. The article was also published on 31 overseas newspapers and websites from USA, Canada, New Zealand, India and Hong Kong. (article re- printed below).

Dr Warburton was also interviewed by ABC Newcastle and Hunter, 2.10 Friday 12.9.08; Carol Duncan, Syndicated to ABS Upper Hunter, ABC Sydney, 3.15 Friday 12.9.08; Richard Glover (Drive), Syndicated to ABC Central Coast, RadioLive New Zealand, 2.40 Monday 15.9.08, 2GB Sydney, 12/9/08 Jason Morrison and ABC Queensland, 3.50 Monday 15.9.08.

Date 12 September 2008

It's all your mother's fault, of course (print Title)
The sins of the mother (web Title)

When Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears ran amok, the public blamed their mothers. Their fathers - Lohan's had served time in jail and had addiction problems - escaped rebuke entirely. Now an Australian study provides some evidence that bad mothering has a worse effect on children than bad fathering. It shows that mothers who exhibit "toxic" behaviours - from being cold and indifferent to being abusive, manipulative or over-controlling - are far more likely to warp their children's outlook on life than fathers with similar behaviour. Wayne Warburton, a research fellow at Macquarie University's Children and Families Research Centre, said: "Mothers have a really powerful effect on the way their kids view the world and themselves, probably because kids spend more time with their mothers, especially in the crucial early years." Dr Warburton asked 441 university students to fill out detailed questionnaires on the parenting styles of their mothers and fathers, and on their own patterns of thinking. He asked them to recall 72 parenting behaviours, including "making a child feel ashamed", being unloving or rejecting, and frequently telling the child they were stupid or would fail. He also asked questions designed to uncover destructive thinking patterns in the students, such as being "clingy" out of a fear of being abandoned. He found young adults were two-thirds as likely to develop unhelpful patterns of thinking if the toxic parenting they had experienced came from their father rather than their mother. If a range of poor parenting behaviours existed, they tended to be found in the same parent, the study found. Just over 22 per cent of the mothers and 14 per cent of the fathers were classified as toxic. Dr Warburton said he was surprised that toxic mothers outnumbered toxic fathers. "When I first saw the figure I thought many of the people came from single-parent families but that wasn't true. I'm at a loss to explain it." He said while mothers had more influence on their children, it was surprising that fathers had two-thirds the effect of mothers, given their lower levels of contact. "Fathers still have a significant effect on the development of their kids' patterns of thinking."

This story was found at:
http://www.smh.com.au/news/parenting/toxic-mothers/2008/09/11/1220857740080.html

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