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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Britto, M.T., Munafo,J.K., Schoettker, P.J., et al. (2011). Pilot and feasibility test of adolescent-controlled text messaging reminders. Clinical Pediatrics. Available Online October 20. 

  • The study authors found that allowing teens to control the timing and content of reminder text messages may support self-management of chronic disease.

Jose, P. E., Kljakovic, M., Scheib, E., et al. (2011). The joint development of traditional bullying and victimization with cyber bullying and victimization in adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence. Available Online October 24. 

  • The study results indicate that bullying and victimhood in both face-to-face and cyber-based interactions are related but not identical interpersonal dynamics.

Koordeman, R., Anschutz, D.J. & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2011). The effect of alcohol advertising on immediate alcohol consumption in college students: An experimental study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Available Online October 21. 

  • This study found that viewing alcohol advertising did not lead to higher alcohol consumption in young men while watching a movie. However, replications of this study using other samples (e.g., different countries and cultures), other settings (e.g., movie theater, home), and with other designs (e.g., different movies and alcohol ads, cumulative exposure, extended exposure effects) are warranted.

Sebire, S.J., Jago, R. Gorely, T. et al. (2011). “If there wasn't the technology then I would probably be out everyday”: A qualitative study of children's strategies to reduce their screen viewing. Preventive Medicine. 53(4-5), 303-308. 

  • The researchers found that children appeared open to screen-viewing reduction and identified the strategies that they may respond to best. This can inform the development of interventions designed to reduce screen-viewing.

Setliff, A.E. & Courage, M.L. (2011). Background television and infants’ allocation of their attention during toy play.Infancy, 16(6), 611-639. 

  • This study found that the duration and frequency of infants’ looks to the toys and to the television indicated that regardless of age or program content, background television frequently got, but did not hold the infants’ attention. 

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

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