Research Wrap-Up: January 30, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: To investigate time use in Australian preschool children, particularly the types of television programs and videos/DVDs they watch. To examine gender stereotyping of characters in advertising directed at Dutch children. To analyze the prevalence of bullying… Read more »

Don’t Warn Parents about Harmful Effects of Video Game Violence?

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In early January, Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) reintroduced a bill in the California Congress that would require all video games rated T (Teen) or higher to include a label that reads “WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior.” The Entertainment Consumers Association has responded to… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: January 16, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: To examine of possible associations between television viewing and video game playing and children's aggression have become public health concerns. To examine the association between sedentary activities, including small-screen recreation (SSR: watching TV/DVDs/videos, recreational computer use)… Read more »

Video Games Poised for Takeover

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Mike Griffith, president and CEO of Activision (makers of wildly popular video game Guitar Hero), proclaimed in a recent press conference that video games are "poised to eclipse all other forms of entertainment in the decade ahead." While sales of music, movie tickets, and DVDs have all dropped in the past 4 years, video game… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: January 9, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: To study the effects of smoking in a film trailer and its impact on  strengthen the attractiveness of smokers in youth. To determine the prevalence of and associations among displayed risk behavior information that suggests sexual… Read more »

Discussing Risky Behavior Online is…Well…Risky

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This month’s issue of Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine includes two related studies about teens’ online discussion of their own risk behaviors, whether real or invented, in the real world. Researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute conducted both studies. One study found that most teens do discuss sex, substance use, or violence on social… Read more »