Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Here is a list of recently published and upcoming titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books High-Tech Tots: Childhood in a Digital World by Ilene R. Berson & Michael J. Berson (eds) The book examines theoretical assumptions as well as the application of innovative strategies that optimize the interface… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-March 26

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Brown, J.E., Broom, D.H., Nicholson, J.M., Bittman, M. (2010). Do working mothers raise couch potato kids? Maternal employment and children's lifestyle behaviours and weight in early childhood. Soc Sci Med., Available Online Feb 20. The research reported here… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest. Conferences Youth, New Media and Social Change, May 8,  University of Northampton, UK. Games For Health Conference 2010, May 25-27, Boston, MA. United Nations Alliance of… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- March 19

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Henson, C., Chapman, S., McLeod, L., Johnson, N., & Hickie, I. (2010). Room for improvement: mixed portrayal of young people with mental  illness on Australian television news. The Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry,  44(3), 267-272. The… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Text Messaging Tools

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According to Nielsen, American teenagers are sending over 3,000 text messages a month and Short Message Service (SMS) texting has developed as a language suited to the need of sending short, quick messages. Here are a few tools to help you understand this new language and its abbreviations: AIM Dictionary  This website offers a short… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Resources in Spanish/en Español

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Did you know?  A Kaiser Family Foundation study found that Latino children consume up to 4 1/2 hours more of media daily than other children. The following resources, in Spanish, highlight child health and media use and are especially useful to parents, educators, and researchers.  ¿Sabía usted? Un estudio de la Fundación Kaiser revela que… Read more »

CMCH and UNICEF Celebrate The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting 2010

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Celebrate the International Children's Day of Broadcasting 2010! The Center on Media and Child Health celebrates the International Children's Day of Broadcasting by joining other efforts around the world to ensure that children's needs and rights are addressed and protected via use of media. CMCH thrives to improve the understanding of how media affect children’s… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- March 5

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:   Anderson, C.A., et al.(2010). Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavior in Eastern and Western countries. Psychological Bulletin, 136(2), 151-73. The authors used meta-analytic procedures to test the effects of violent video games on… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Media Literacy Resources

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What’s Media Literacy? Media literacy is the ability to understand how mass media works and media literacy education is the approach to protect children and adolescents from the unhealthy effects of media by giving them tools to think critically about messages in the media. Media literacy is also about engaging young people in creating media… Read more »