Research Wrap-Up: April 9, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bakir, A. (2009). "Some assembly required": Comparing disclaimers in children’s TV advertising in Turkey and the United States. Journal of Advertising Research, 49(1), 93-103. To examine how marketers use such disclaimers in different countries is an… Read more »

Suicide & Social Networking Sites – Prevention vs Encouragement

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Within the past week, there have been two major headlines about social networking  technologies preventing suicides: A UK teen who was describing his suicide plans on Facebook was saved by a Maryland teen who alerted police to the situation.  See story Actress Demi Moore saw a woman post a suicide threat on Twitter and called… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up:April 3, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dennis, J. P. (2009). Gazing at the black teen: Con artists, cyborgs and sycophants. Media, Culture & Society, 31(2), 179-195. This study analyses the representation of black male children and adolescents in television programs airing on… Read more »

Coffee and a Survey

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— Should my 10 year old be on Facebook?"— How can I talk to my daughter about the images of women she sees in teen magazines? We get questions from parents all the time about how to raise kids in the media age.  Instead of responding just to the person who asked, we thought everyone… Read more »