Sunday, May 8, 2011

Seminar coming up....

For all of our Melbourne Barefoot readers, there is a great seminar coming up in Ivanhoe, Victoria about the sexualisation of children in the media. Julie Gale spoke at our of our events and she's fabulous - I strongly recommend going along if you can...

Bratz, Britney and Bralettes:
The sexualisation of children in the media.

Thursday 19 May 2011
7:00 pm for 7:30 pm to 9:45pm
The Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School
Cnr Noel Street & Upper Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe VIC
From tiny tots to late teens, children are being affected by sexualisation and media messages about weight, looks, clothes and behaviour.
The harm is real, and not just to girls.

Come and hear some of Australia's best speakers on children and teens, the issues and what can be done, at this seminar for parents and teachers.

• Steve Biddulph, Author and Family Psychologist (via video presentation)
• Julie Gale, Founding Director of Kids Free 2B Kids
• Dr C Glenn Cupit, Senior Lecturer in Child Development, University of South Australia
• Archbishop Dr Philip Freier, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

The seminar will be chaired by Professor Elizabeth Handsley, School of Law, Flinders University & ACCM President

Cost: $30.00

For more information, or to book by phone, contact ACCM:

PH 08 8376 2111

Seminar bought to you by The Australia Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) and Kids Free 2B Kids

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Friday, May 6, 2011


Our Autumn 2011 winners have been decided!!

Congratulations to Marissa Prudden from Mornington, VIC who won a 100% double bed bamboo quilt from Mendip! For more info, go to  All Marissa needed to do was subscribe during March/April!

Our photo winner was Shellie Drysdale from Eltham, VIC who sent in this beautiful photo which will be featured in our Winter 2011 issue.

Well done Marissa and Shellie  - thanks for your continued support of Barefoot and being a part of it!
Take care and stay warm.