Parents’ Role: Media Gatekeepers

by Christina Hennessy | Danbury News Times | February 15, 2010

Media has become an integral component of childrens’ lives and it can have a tremendous impact on their health and sense of being.

According to Dr. David Bickham, Staff Scientist at CMCH, “media is part of how they communicate and how they define who they are.” How can parents mediate media’s impact on children’s lives and health? Dr. Bickham argues that parents should take on the role of media gatekeepers and empower themselves and their kids with tools to make better health decisions.

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