Grand Theft Auto: Typical Controversy

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The Grand Theft Auto video game series sparks controversy every time a new game is released, and Tuesday’s release of the 4th game will likely follow the same pattern.  First week revenue is expected to reach $360 million.  Following a storyline that offers players the chance to drive recklessly (and in this new version, drunk),… Read more »

Earth Day and Turnoff Week are Here Again!

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Today is Earth Day and we at CMCH encourage you to recycle, donate, or sell your unused electronics.  Getting them out of your house or office will help your family reduce the amount of media they use, help others who can use items you no longer want, and help the Earth by making sure materials… Read more »

Eyes on (Cyber)Bullying

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As internet use and other electronic forms of communication have become increasingly prevalent among young people, a new form of bullying has been on the rise: cyberbullying. This form of bullying involves “posting hurtful, embarrassing, or threatening text or images using the Internet, cell phones, or other communication devices.” And as difficult as any bullying… Read more »

“Active-Adventure” Video Game in Development

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The following was written by Garth DeAngelis, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center.  To learn more about this project, see the team’s blog.  In the past 20 years, the percentage of overweight adolescents in the United States has more than doubled —  nearly 30% of American children today are considered obese or… Read more »

What I Learned at the CCFC Summit

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On Friday, I presented at the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood’s Annual Summit.  My talk about research on media and sex was well-attended and lead to some great discussion among participants.  I wanted to post about a few resources I became aware of through the Summit and pass them on to CMCH blog readers,… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Sex(ual content)

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CMCH Librarian Brandy King will be presenting at the 6th Annual Summit of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.  The Summit will take place April 3rd-5th at Wheelock College, and will focus on the theme "Consuming Kids: The Sexualization of Children and Other Commercial Calamities."  Ms. King will present research about sex and media followed… Read more »