October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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If you know a young person who has experienced bullying or cyberbullying, National Bullying Prevention Month is a great opportunity to share resources. PACER (Parents Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights), a non-profit parent training and information center, created National Bullying Prevention Month as a way to promote awareness of the issue. PACER provides a wealth… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies recently added to the CMCH Database. Draper, Nora R.A. (2011). Is your teen at risk? Discourses of adolescent sexting in United States television news. Journal of Children and Media. This analysis looked at how television news stories report on sexting (sending sexually explicit or pornographic text messages) and found that the… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: National Bullying Prevention Month Edition

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In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month (October), we are highlighting some recent news and studies available in our database that are related to children/adolescents, the media, and bullying/cyberbullying. National Bullying Prevention Month is an initiative of the PACER Center, which is dedicated to supporting and empowering families and children with disabilities. A mid-September article… Read more »

Media in the Media – News We’re Following

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Here at CMCH, we're always finding news, websites, games, and other great stuff that promotes positive use of media, shows young people engaging with technology in creative ways, informs us of new studies underway, and highlights other items of interest to practitioners, researchers, parents, teachers, and advocates. Here are some of the things we're excited… Read more »

Recently Published Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Beasley, N., et al. (2012). The Quest To Lava Mountain: Using video games for dietary change in children. The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, available online 6 July 2012. This study looked at the effects on… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Feb 14

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Christofides, E., Muise, A., & Desmarais, S. (2012). Risky disclosures on Facebook: The effect of having a bad experience on online behavior. Journal of Adolescent Research. Available Online January 17.  This study found that participants who experience negative consequences are… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Jan 24

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Devís-Devís, J., Peiró-Velert, C., Beltrán-Carrillo, V.J., et al. (2012). Brief report: Association between socio-demographic factors, screen media usage and physical activity by type of day in Spanish adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 35(1), 213-218.  The study authors found that the negative… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Jan 3.

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Best, J.R. (2011). Exergaming immediately enhances children's executive function. Developmental Psychology. Available Online December 12.  The results extend past research by showing more precisely how physical activity influences executive function and how this effect differs from the improvements that occur with… Read more »