New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Borzekowski, D. L.G & Henry, H.K. (2010). The impact of Jalan Sesama on the educational and healthy development of Indonesian preschool children: An experimental study. International Journal of Behavioral Development,  Avaliable Online December 5.

  • The study results revealed that chidlren with the greatest exposure to Jalan Sesama perfomed better at early cognitive skills, literacy, mathematics, health and safety knowledge, social development, environmental awareness, and cultural awareness.

Ferguson, C.J. (2010). The influence of television and video game use on attention and school problems: A multivariate analysis with other risk factors controlled. Journal of Psychiatric Research, Available online 7 December.

  • The study results revelaed that for the group of Hispanic children in this study, television and video game use do not appear to be significant predictors of childhood attention problems.

Pempek, T.A., Demers, L.B.; Hanson, K.G.; Kirkorian, H.L; & Anderson, D.R (2010).The impact of infant-directed videos on parent–child interaction. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Available online 3 December.

  • This study found that coviewing Sesame Beginnings at home was positively associated with quantity of parent–child interaction during the initial free-play session.

Sisson, S.B.;  Broyles, S.T.;  Newton Jr, R.T.;  Baker, B.L.; Chernausek, S.D. (2010).TVs in the bedrooms of children: Does it impact health and behavior?  Preventive Medicine, Available online 2 December 2010

  • This study found that the overall prevalence of TVs in bedrooms was 49.3% in American children. BTV was associated with higher prevalence of exhibiting problematic social behaviors and overweight status. BTV was significantly associated with lower prevalence of regular family meals' engagement in school, participation in extracurricular activities, regularly sleeping enough, and participation in community service.

Tom, B., B. Janice, et al. (2011). Video game play, child diet, and physical activity behavior change: A randomized Clinical Trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(1), 33-38.

  •  This study found that children's video games promoting diet and exercise had an impact on children's diets by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.


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