New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:
Dumith, S.C., Hallal, P.C., Menezes, A.M., & Araújo, C.L. (2010). Sedentary behavior in adolescents: The 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study. Cad Saude Publica, 26(10),1928-1936. FREE ARTICLE
- The authors found that these 11-year-olds spent extensive time at TV viewing, videogames, and the computer. Prevalence of sedentary behavior was 79.7% and showed a positive association with socioeconomic level and nutritional status and a negative association with well-being.
Moody,A.K.; Justice, L.M.; & Cabell, S.Q. (2010). Electronic versus traditional storybooks: Relative influence on preschool children’s engagement and communication. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 10(3), 294-313.
- Findings showed that when comparing media, children displayed higher levels of persistence during the adult led e-storybook compared to the adult led traditional storybook condition. However, children produced more communicative initiations during the adult led traditional storybook condition.
Suh, S.; Kim, S.W.; & Kim, N.J. (2010). Effectiveness of MMORPG-based instruction in elementary English education in Korea. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26(5), 370–378.
- The results of the study indicated that students studying English utilizing online role-playing games showed higher scores in areas of listening, reading, and writing than those who attended face-to-face instruction classes.
Terry-McElrath, Y.M., Emery, S., Szczypka, G., & Johnston, L.D. (2010). Potential exposure to anti-drug advertising and drug-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among United States youth, 1995-2006. Addict Behav. Available online Oct 7.
- This study revealed that substance use outcomes were significantly related to anti-drug advertising. The findings differed markedly between middle and high school students.
Yamada-Rice, D. (2010). Beyond words: An enquiry into children’s home visual communication practices
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 10(3), 341-363.
- The researcher looked at the role of visual and digital images in a group of four-year-olds’ out-of-school lives and found this multilingual and ethnically diverse group of children, to be using a wide range of media, including cameras, television, DVD, drawing, websites, picture books and comics.
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