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Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children
Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children eat more food after watching unhealthy food advertising and don’t compensate by eating less at later meals, a world-first study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers has found. On average, the daily food intake of children in the study ... Read More »

Alcohol adverts may be in breach of advertising code
Alcohol adverts may be in breach of advertising code (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of young drinkers’ responses to alcohol advertising has found that not only are current advertisements highly appealing to young people, they appear to use actors who are perceived as being under the age of 25 – in direct ... Read More »

Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol
Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the “fun” side of drinking. That’s the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers looked at 137 YouTube videos ... Read More »

Children, ads and the ethics of Facebook’s revenue optimisation
Children, ads and the ethics of Facebook’s revenue optimisation (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic says concern is justified about Facebook’s ethics as it strives to maximise revenue by targeting advertising to children and youth who use it. Lecturer in communication and digital media in the CSU School of ... Read More »

Teaching teens the truth about alcohol
Teaching teens the truth about alcohol (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High school students are being challenged to think critically about alcohol advertising, as they take part in an innovative new program designed to counter alcohol industry messages. The media literacy program, known as Game Changer+, will be introduced in selected ... Read More »

New ads to deter young drivers using smartphones
New ads to deter young drivers using smartphones (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A Queensland University of Technology researcher believes taking a positive and even humorous approach to road safety ads could be the key to reducing the number of young drivers who use their smartphones behind the wheel. Cassandra Gauld, from QUT’s ... Read More »

Sports jerseys exposing children to junk food, alcohol and gambling
Sports jerseys exposing children to junk food, alcohol and gambling (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

To adults they may seem fairly innocuous, however the sponsor logos that adorn the jerseys of professional sports people could be increasing children’s awareness of junk food, alcohol and gambling. Deakin University Associate Professor of public health Samantha Thomas, with ... Read More »

Sport TV exposing children to thousands of alcohol-adverts per year
Sport TV exposing children to thousands of alcohol-adverts per year (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from Monash University shows that children are being exposed to thousands of alcohol adverts when watching sport TV, questioning the effectiveness of advertising regulations designed to protect children. The study, published in the international journal PLOS ONE, found ... Read More »

Alcohol Apps aimed at young
Alcohol Apps aimed at young (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Apps with names like “Let’s get Wasted!” and “Drink Thin” have led a James Cook University Professor to call for Government action on alcohol advertising on mobile devices. JCU’s Professor Lynne Eagle led a team studying free apps involving alcohol ... Read More »

Children more exposed to alcohol promotion than adults
Children more exposed to alcohol promotion than adults (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children in Britain are more exposed to alcohol promotion than adults and need much stronger protection, warn experts. In an editorial to coincide with publication of the UK’s first independent alcohol strategy, Professor Gerard Hastings at the University of Stirling ... Read More »

 
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