Research Toolbox: Reliable Websites

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Not sure how to evaluate reliable, high quality websites when searching the Internet? Here are two portals which offer a selection of trustworthy websites on multi-disciplinary subjects: Intute is a portal to social, health, medical sciences, engineering, and arts and humanities subjects with links to high quality Internet sites, selected and described by specialists from… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: July 24, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Braun-Courville,D.  &  Rojas, M. (2009). Exposure to sexually explicit web sites and adolescent sexual attitudes and behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45(2), 156-162. This study investigates the Internet's impact on adolescent sexual attitudes and behaviors. Ellickson,… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: July 17, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Elm, M. ( 2009). Exploring and negotiating femininity: Young women's creation of style in a Swedish Internet community. Young, 17(3), 241-264. This study looks at how teenage girls use their production of style in their identity… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: July 10, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Adachi-Mejia, A.M. et al. (2009). Influence of movie smoking exposure and team sports participation on established smoking. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 163(7),638-643. This study examined the joint effects of movie smoking exposure and team sports participation… Read more »

Using Digital Games to Improve Children’s Learning and Health

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How can we best use digital games to improve children’s learning and health?  A new report entitled Game Changer: Investing in digital play to advance children’s learning and health, by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, tackles this question with renewed vigor. Digital games have been shown to aid in learning in particular… Read more »

Featured Books

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Here is a list of published and upcoming titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health. Please let us know about any new books you would like to see highlighted in the future! Children and the Internet (2009) by Sonia Livingstone This new book addresses pressing questions such as: Is the internet… Read more »