Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies: October 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: Aires, L., Andersen, L., Mendonça, D., Martin, C., Silva, G., & Mota, J. (2009). A 3-year longitudinal analysis of changes in fitness, physical activity, fatness and screen time. Acta Paediatr. Available Online Oct 19. This study… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Statistics Resources on Media Use and Children

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The newly released Nielsen report A2/M2: Three Screen Report, revealed that Americans are increasing their overall media consumption and that on average consumers spend 2 hours, 39 minutes each month simultaneously using the Internet while also watching TV.  In the light of this statistical report, here are some statistics resources on media use and children:… Read more »

AAP Advocates for Safer Media and Impact of Music

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released two new policy statements, “Media Violence,” and “Impact of Music, Music Lyrics, and Music Videos on Children and Youth.” The authors include recommendations for parents and pediatricians to take an active role in monitoring and controlling what their children are watching and listening to. Here are some… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-October 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: Biddle, S.J., Gorely, T., & Marshall, S.J. (2009).  Is television viewing a suitable marker of sedentary behavior in young people? Ann Behav Med. Available Online Oct 7. This study was conducted to test whether TV viewing… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of conferences, here is a list of upcoming events that may be of interest: Conferences  Updated! National Communication Association, 95th Annual Convention, November 12-15, 2009, Chicago, Illinois. Modern Brains: Enhancing Memory and Performance in This Distracting Digital Age, November 20–22, 2009, Boston, MA. Children, Youth and Media… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- October 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: de Bruijn, G.J. & van den Putte, B. (2009). Adolescent soft drink consumption, television viewing and habit strength: Investigating clustering effects in the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Appetite, 53(1), 66-75. This study explores adolescent soft drink… Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Journal on Media Literacy Education

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Check out this recently launched journal sponsored by the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Here's more information: The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education. Some of the topics in the latest issue include: Measuring the Effects… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- October 2, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Custers, K. & Van den Bulck, J. (2009).Television viewing, computer game play and book reading during meals are predictors of meal skipping in a cross-sectional sample of 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds. Public Health Nutr., Available Online… Read more »