Research Toolbox: AAP-Community Pediatrics

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Have you seen the new AAP Division of Community-based Initiatives (DOCBI) website? The new design makes it easy to get to the many useful resources. The AAP Division of Community-based Initiatives raises awareness of community pediatrics and supports pediatricians and child health professionals in developing a community perspective of pediatrics. This AAP division promotes understanding… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 8

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bener, A., Al-Mahdi, H.S., Vachhani, P.J.;  Al-Nufal, M., & Ali, A.I. (2010). Do excessive internet use, television viewing and poor life-style habits affect low vision in school children? Journal of Child Health Care, Published online September 7. This study suggested a… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Bullying and Cyberbullying Resources

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Here’s a list of selected resources on bullying and cyberbullying for researchers, educators, and parents. You will find resources such as bullying curriculum, educational programs, hand-outs, organizations, research, and statistics. Bullying Resources Bullying Facts and Statistics  by SafeYouth.org -List of facts and statistics along with references.  Bullying  Prevention by the Massachusetts Medical Society. Explains the… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-July 6

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Biddiss, E. & Irwin, J. (2010). Active video games to promote physical activity in children and youth: A systematic review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 164(7), 664-672. This study found that active video games (AVGs) enable light to moderate physical activity. Limited… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest. Conferences 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, June 29-July 2 2010, Chicago, IL American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2-5 2010, San Francisco, CA European Communication… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 17

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bersamin, M. M.; Bourdeau, B.; Fisher, D.A.; &  Grube, J.W. (2010). Television use, sexual behavior, and relationship status at last oral  sex and vaginal intercourse. Sexuality & Culture: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly,14(2), 157-168.  The study results indicate that sexually inexperienced youth watched… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Children, Media, and Health Blogs

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Blogs (short for web logs) are a great informal way to keep up with current research and news. Here’s a list of blogs with a focus on children, media, parenting, and health. Annie’s Fox Blog This blog offers thoughts about teens, tweens, parenting and education. Ask The Mediatrician-Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-May 25

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Keller, S.K. &  Schulz, P.J. (2010). Distorted food pyramid in kids programmes: A content analysis of television advertising watched in Switzerland. Eur J Public Health, Available May 16. The results of this study suggest that food advertising contributes to the obesity… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- May 11

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barr, R.,  Shuck, L., Salerno, K., Atkinson, E., & Linebarger, D.L.(2010). Music interferes with learning from television during infancy. Infant and Child Development, 19(3), 313-331 The authors concluded that music soundtrack creates additional cognitive load and disrupts selective infant’s attention to… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Studies-April 16

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cai, X. & Zhao, X. (2010). Click here, Kids! Online advertising practices on popular children's websites. Journal of Children and Media, 4(2), 135-154. This study examined the structural and privacy features of advertisements placed on popular children's websites…. Read more »