Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children – “When violence becomes entertaining”

When violence becomes entertaining
Recapturing childhood and adolescence from the toxic influence of media

October 20 – 21, 2011

Faculty of Education
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON

We are all bombarded by media at home, at school, at work, in the car… Media is pervasive and a team approach is clearly the best strategy to help young people be critical of what they see and hear and help them make choices which are appropriate.

When Violence Becomes Entertaining is a forum that provides an opportunity for teachers to be joined by parents, trustees, administrators, support staff, psychologists, social workers, guidance counsellors and others with a particular interest in the impact of violent media on children and adolescents.

Leading experts in the field will discuss current issues and strategies in the area of media violence. Dr. Charles Tator and Roy Macgregor will participate on a panel discussion on the promotion of violence in sports.  Dr. Craig Anderson, a Leading US researcher will outline the impact media violence has on youth.  S/Sgt. Robyn MacEachern from the OPP will outline emerging trends in cyber bullying and texting and its impacts for parents and youth.  A live interactive theatre performance and small group workshops will also help develop positive and practical solutions.

The conference is hosted by major provincial networks of trustees, educators, parents and students.

See program for more information.

For online registration please go to http://www.crvawc.ca/section-events/index.htm  Registration is now OPEN!

For more information please contact Maria Callaghan at mcallag@uwo.ca

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