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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health:

Christofides, E., Muise, A., & Desmarais, S. (2012). Risky disclosures on Facebook: The effect of having a bad experience on online behavior. Journal of Adolescent Research. Available Online January 17. 

  • This study found that participants who experience negative consequences are more aware of the risks of online disclosure and how to protect themselves, which results in greater information control.

Garn, A.C., Baker,B.L., Beasley, E.K., et al. (2012). What are the benefits of a commercial exergaming platform for college students? Examining physical activity, enjoyment, and future intentions. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 9(2),311-318. 

  • The study authors found that the Basic Run Wii Fit game provided opportunities for accumulating moderate to vigorous physical activity that provided motivational benefits to these participants, especially those classified as obese. 

Jordan, A., Piotrowski,J.T., Bleakley, A., & Mallya, G. (2012). Developing media interventions to reduce household sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 640(1), 118-135.

  • An online message testing experiment found that exposure to campaign messages increased intention to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages and supported the underlying beliefs in the correct direction.

Möller, I., Krahé, Busching, R., & Krause, C. (2012). Efficacy of an intervention to reduce the use of media violence and aggression: An experimental evaluation with adolescents in Germany. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(2), 105-120. 

  • The results show that a 5-week school-based intervention can produce changes in the use of media violence, aggressive norms, and  behaviors sustained over several months.

Schneider, S. K., O'Donnell, L., Stueve, A., & Coulter, R.W.S. (2012). Cyberbullying, school bullying, and psychological distress: A regional census of high school students. American Journal of Public Health, 102(1), 171-177.

  • These findings confirm the need for prevention efforts that address both forms of bullying and their relation to school performance and mental health.

Use the free CMCH Database of Research to find other studies on children, media, and health.

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