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 »

National Safety Month

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June is National Safety Month, which includes the safety of children on the internet. Internet safety is a multi-focal topic, but one of its most well-studied aspects is the phenomenon of internet bullying among pre-teens.  This article addresses the phenomenon and researches the effect of web use on pre-adolescents’ emotional health. Would you like to… Read more »

Video Games: New Studies in the Database of Research

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With the release of the Playstation 4 last week, and the upcoming release of the Xbox One this week, video gaming is as popular as ever. This week’s post lists articles related to the effects of video games on youth, from journals in the areas of addiction, pediatrics, and media studies.   Driving game playing… Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below! Affuso, O. et al. (2011). Validity of self-reported leisure-time sedentary behavior in adolescents. Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine, 10(1), 2. Researchers discovered that adolescents often under-report the amount of time they spend engaged in sedentary behavior, thus rendering their… Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below! Bailey, B.W. et al. (2011). Energy cost of exergaming: a comparison of the energy cost of 6 forms of exergaming. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 165(7), 597-602. Video games that are also a form of exercise could promote physical… Read more »

Internet Addiction: New studies in the CMCH Database of Research

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  Internet addiction expert and psychologist Kimberly Young first defined Internet addiction in 1998 as “an impulse-control disorder that does not involve an intoxicant.” Although technology and the way we interact online has evolved drastically since those early days of the Internet, the issue of addiction persists worldwide, and evidence shows that serious Internet addiction… Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below! Divecha, Z. et al. (2012). Tweeting about testing: do low-income, parenting adolescents and young adults use new media technologies to communicate about sexual health? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 44(3), 176-183. The majority of respondents preferred to have conversations… Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below! Bellieni, C.V. et al. (2010). Distracting effect of TV watching on children’s reactivity. European Journal of Pediatrics, 169(9), 1075-1078. The authors studied different aspects of television to determine its level of distraction on a child’s ability to complete other tasks…. Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below! Donovan, E. et al. (2013). Assessing the feasibility of a web-based self-management program for adolescents with migraines and their caregivers. Clinical Pediatrics, 52(7), 667-670. Researchers created a web-based prototype to help adolescents manage their migraines. Fraser, A. et al. (2012)…. Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What questions are researchers asking about children, media and health lately? Take a look at some of these studies. Andreassen, C.S., et al. (2012). Development of a Facebook addiction scale. Psychological Reports, 110(2), 501-517. Can you measure addiction to social networking? Is the scale accurate? Baumgartner, S.E., et al. (2012). Identifying teens at risk: Developmental pathways of… Read more »