Research Wrap-Up: September 26, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health exploring  a range of  topics: Explores how media violence exposure can have aggravating and attenuating effects on self-reported aggression. Determines if adolescents who report that their parents restrict viewing movies based on rating have a lower risk of trying smoking and drinking… Read more »

Violence on YouTube

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A gunman opened fire in a Finnish school Tuesday, killing 10 students and himself. The AP reports that the suspect posted threatening videos on YouTube the day before the shooting, which prompted police questioning but not confiscation of his gun. The event brought renewed attention to YouTube’s policy about posting threatening videos. Although the site… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: September 19, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health covering  a range of  topics: Examination of ethnic, socioeconomic and behavioral factors that contribute to childhood obesity. Use of computer gaming to learn math. Examination of children exposure to printed advertisements of healthy and non-healthy foods. Exploration of how stereotypical images seen… Read more »

Educating the Public through “Grey’s Anatomy”?

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"Grey’s Anatomy" might not appear to be educational TV, but according to a study entitled "Television as a Health Educator" released this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation, it and other entertainment media can provide important health information to viewers. Writers of the popular show collaborated with researchers on a particular episode to include accurate… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: September 12, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health covering  a range of  topics: Factors of internet use among Greek adolescents. Effects of educational TV programs on preschoolers. Exposure of children and teens to alcohol advertising on TV. Toddlers’ imitation of new skills from people and its implications for the design… Read more »

The Story of a Hurricane

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As hurricane season rages on, images of violent storms play repeatedly on TV and computer screens, warning people in a given storm’s path to protect themselves, create disaster kits, and prepare to evacuate. It might be worth adding to that list monitoring kids’ responses to the storm and media’s coverage of it. So says an… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: September 5, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health covering  a range of  topics: Examination of home environmental factors in association with screen-viewing in Europe. Use of cartoons in food advertisement for children in Australia. The examination of Dance Dance Revolution, a video game to promote physical activity. The affects of… Read more »

Are Headphones Safe for Your Ears?

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These days, headphones join us on the bus, on the train, on the sidewalk, mid-conversation with a friend, and in the check-out line. These contexts might make it difficult to hear, which might lead us to turn the volume all the way up. But how loud is too loud? A study published in the Archives… Read more »