Media Ethics

Girl violence and the parent gap

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 May 2012

Violence among teenage girls—towards each other, towards strangers—is a growing problem in many countries.

A rap over the knuckles for offensive lyrics

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 November 2011
The latest move in Britain’s clampdown on the sexualization of children is a warning to broadcasters to keep offensive lyrics off the radio waves at times when children are likely to be listening.

Give parents more weight in controlling media standards, says UK report

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 June 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a lead in the battle against the pornification of culture and the sexualisation of children.

Court’s decency ruling: ‘Parents, you are on your own’

Mary Rice Hasson | 16 July 2010
Thanks to a new US federal court decision, TV content is likely to slide still further, even faster.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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