Our Readers’ New Year’s Media Resolutions

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CMCH is ringing in the new year by compiling a list of our readers' media resolutions for 2009. We hope that they help you come up with practical ideas for making your family's media use the most positive experience it can be. To submit your own media resolution, please comment on this post.  We asked… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: December 26, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Assessment of the association between hours of TV viewing and the trajectory of BMI growth from Kindergarten to Grade 5 among US children. Examination of use and subsequent sexual attitudes and behaviors of adolescents predicted by… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: December 12, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Examination of aggression in children with behavioural and emotional difficulties associated with television viewing and video game playing. Examination of the use of breast cancer storylines in multiple primetime TV shows to reinforce  health messages. Evaluation… Read more »

How Young People Educate Themselves…Digitally

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The recently published findings from the Digital Youth Project, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, shed some interesting light on how young people use media and on the benefits of that use. Contrary to what the report calls common adult perceptions, the findings suggest that digital media are important to young… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: December 1, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health exploring a range of topics: To examine the relationship between exposure to violent electronic games and aggressive cognitions and behavior. To evaluate the overlap among targets of, and the similarities between, online and in-school bullying among Internet-using adolescents. To determine the impact… Read more »