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 »

September is Pain Management Awareness Month

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September is Pain Management Awareness Month. The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) established this annual campaign in 2001 to raise awareness through mass media and public forums, and by forming a coalition to increase understanding within the health care community and among families struggling with pain management. Virtual reality headsets are often used to distract… Read more »

Youth and LGBTQ Representation on Television

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June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate diversity, promote equality, and acknowledge the rich and tumultuous history behind the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. LGBTQ representation in the media can be controversial if it enforces stereotypes; however, positive representations of LGBTQ individuals can provide youth with role models and can encourage acceptance in… Read more »

Media Interventions: New Studies in the Database of Research

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In addition to studying the effects of media, researchers also explore how new media interventions can be used to prevent, diagnose, or rehabilitate certain medical conditions. The studies below examine how music, video games, and text messaging can be used as health care interventions. The effects of music therapy on vital signs, feeding, and sleep… 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! 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 »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Here are some studies that were recently added to the CMCH Database of Research. Forsyth, Susan R. & Malone, Ruth E. (2010). "I'll be your cigarette–light me up and get on with it": Examining smoking imagery on YouTube. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(8), 810-816. This content analysis of videos on YouTube found that youth are… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: Teen Tech Week Edition

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March 10-16 we celebrate Teen Tech Week, an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association. Read more about Teen Tech Week here, and keep reading to learn about some research, news, and cool resources for encouraging digital literacy and creativity. Tweeting about Teen Tech Week to share your tips or ask some questions? Use… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Here are some studies that were recently added to the CMCH Database of Research. Behm-Morawitz, E., & Mastro, D.E. (2008). Mean girls? The influence of gender portrayals in teen movies on emerging adults' gender-based attitudes and beliefs. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(1), 131-146. This study found that teen movies imply a sense of normality… Read more »