High-Tech Tots: Call for Book Chapters

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Calling all media researchers!  The newest volume in the Research in Global Child Advocacy Series will be titled High-Tech Tots: Childhood in a Digital World. Editors Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson have issued a Call for Chapters (click to download HighTechTots.pdf).  Proposals are due by May 15th.  This volume will examine the interface… Read more »

TV Dinners

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63% of homes have the television on during meals.  Research has shown a number of concerns about this practice such as: People eat more junk food and fewer fruits and vegetables while watching TV People eat more food while watching TV than while listening to music Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, was interviewed for… Read more »

Boston Regulating Video Games?

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Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a measure to limit the sales of violent video games to minors.  Several other states including Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Michigan and California, have attempted similar measures but have all been denied because of Constitutional conflicts. Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, was interviewed for a newscast and a podcast on this… Read more »

Best Advice? Ban Bedroom TVs

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An article in the NY Times suggests that children should not have TV sets in their bedrooms.  The author points out studies that have connected children having bedroom TVs with negative effects on sleep, overweight, smoking uptake, and school functioning.  The CMCH Database of Research contains 24 studies that have examined some aspect of having… Read more »