i) Children’s and youth’s exposure to pornography and other sexual media content

Also see “The sexualisation of children and young people” in the sub-section in “Sexualities” on “Children, Young People, Adolescence and Sexuality”.


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Prologue: Developmental Variations Among Children and Adolescents: An Overview of the Research and Policy Implications / Dorothy G. Singer.
Part I. Children as Victims.
1. Child Witnessing of Domestic Violence / Naomi Cahn.
2. Domestic Violence and Child Protection: Confronting the Dilemmas in Moving From Family Court to Dependency Court / Thomas D. Lyon and Mindy B. Mechanic.
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Part II. Children as Consumers of Violence.
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9. Protecting Children’s Welfare in an Anxiety-Provoking Media Environment / Joanne Cantor.
10. The Impact of Violent Music on Youth / Barbara J. Wilson and Nicole Martins.
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13. Positive Features of Video Games / Laurie N. Taylor.
14. Children, Adolescents, and the Culture of Online Hate / Brendesha Tynes.
15. Constitutional Obstacles to Regulating Violence in the Media / Catherine J. Ross.
Part III. Children as Perpetrators of Violence.
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17. Bullying and Violence in American Schools / Ellen de Lara.
18. Judging Juvenile Responsibility: A Social Ecological Perspective / Mark R. Fondacaro and Lauren G. Fasig.
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