What nontechnical approaches are used in the home, classroom, and community settings?
What is the role of parents in making nontechnical strategies effective, and what do parents need?
How effective have current policies been in encouraging schools and communities to develop nontechnical strategies?
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
An Extended Panel on Bringing Developmental Considerations to Bear on the Impact of Inappropriate Material on the Internet
Moderator/Discussant: Sandra Calvert, Committee Member and Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University
Format Note: Questions and open discussion will be held until after the second part of the panel.
Part I: Effects of Exposure to Pornographic and Other Inappropriate Material on the Internet
Jane Brown, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joanne Cantor, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ed Donnerstein, Dean and Professor, Department of Communication, University of California-Santa Barbara
What types of inappropriate material do young people encounter, and how do they come in contact with it?
What is the potential impact on children of viewing sexually explicit and other forms of inappropriate material in the media?
Is impact dependent only on the type of material or also on the source (e.g., static image on the Internet, picture from a magazine, active images from television)?
What are the limits of this research, and to what extent can we make comparisons among the effects of viewing different types of inappropriate material (e.g., sexually explicit vs. violent vs. hate speech)?