Baby Einstein No Longer Advertised as Educational

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Last Summer we reported on a study of baby videos that showed children who regularly watched these programs scored about 10% lower on language skills than those who did not watch them.  After this study was released, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) asked Disney, the parent company of Baby Einstein, to "release research… Read more »

Do Parents Understand Their Children’s Online Activities?

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The following was written by guest blogger Dafna Lemish, editor of the Journal of Children and Media, professor of communication at Tel Aviv University, and future CMCH visiting scholar.  Since this study is currently published in Hebrew, she translates her findings here: My colleague Rivka Ribak and I sought to understand the role of the… Read more »

Speak up! Commenting Improved

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The "comment" feature of this blog was previously open only to those with a TypePad account.  This has been changed so that ANYONE can join the conversation as long as they have a valid email address.  We hope this encourages readers to respond to topics that intrigue or challenge them.  Under any post you’d like… Read more »

Music Lyrics: How Much Substance Use?

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The following was written by guest blogger Dr. Brian Primack, University of Pittsburgh researcher and author of the new study Content Analysis of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs in Popular Music. Let me start out by emphasizing what this article was not: it does not show the effect of music lyrics on young people.  It… Read more »