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Below are some journals from the DOAJ that publish research in the areas of media and child health:

Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace

Cyberpsychology publishes research from many disciplines including psychology, sociology, media       studies, political science, and nursing. The main focus is on the way the Internet influences people, especially adolescents and young adults. Studies in the past have examined cyberbullying, virtual personas, online risk taking, and social networking.

Selected Articles:

  • Tynes, B. M., Rose, C. A. et al. (2010). The development and validation of the online victimization scale for adolescents. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 4(2).

Observatorio (OBS*)
OBS is a communications journal that publishes research written in Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Italian, French and English. Research published about media and children include topics such as media literacy, television, and the Internet .

Selected Articles

  • Costa, C. G. and Damásio, M. J. (2010). How media literate are we? The voices of 9 years old children about brands, ads and their online community practices. Observatorio (OBS*), 4(4), 93-115.
  • García-Muñoz, N. and Fedele, M. (2011). The teen series and the young target: Gender stereotypes in television fiction targeted to teenagers. Observatorio (OBS*), 5(1),  215-226.

Televizion is published by the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI). Studies are published in an English issue once a year and in German issues twice a year. The focus is on the way television affects the lives of children and teens, including research topics on television characters, gender, and educational television .

Selected Articles:

  • Fisch, S. M. (2005). Children’s learning from television: It’s not just “violence”. Televizion, 10-14.
  • Gotz, M. and Lemish, D. (2008). Media and the make-believe worlds of boys and girls: A multinational study. Televizion, 42-44.


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