Children and the media
South Africa has a sophisticated and well resourced media infrastructure, with an effective policy and regulatory mechanism such as the Independent Communications Authority in place - a regulatory body that also speaks specifically to the quantity and quality of programming for children by the media.
Media research produced locally and internationally tells us that media often plays a critical role in shaping our perceptions of the world and specifically in shaping the way we see ourselves. How children see themselves has particular relevance to their development in general and of their self image in particular. How children and young people are perceived by the adult world is of equal importance.
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