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

Hume, C., van der Horst, K., Brug, J., Salmon, J., & Oenema, A. (2010).Understanding the correlates of adolescents' TV viewing: A social ecological approach.  Int J Pediatr Obes. 5(2),161-168.

  • This study found an association between overweight adolescents, with high computer use and TV viewing and parents with high levels of TV viewing. The adolescents were more likely to exceed two hours of TV viewing per day.

King, L., Hebden, L., Grunseit, A., Kelly, B., Chapman, K.,  & Venugopal. K. (2010).Industry self regulation of television food advertising: Responsible or responsive? Int J Pediatr Obes. Available Online Sep 21.

  • This study found that while some companies in Australia have responded to self-regulatory initiatives to reduce unhealthy food advertising on television, the impact of the self-regulatory code is limited. The continued advertising of unhealthy foods indicates that this self-regulatory code does not adequately protect children.

Miller, A. & Kurpius, D. (2010). A citizen-eye view of television news source credibility. American Behavioral Scientist, 54(2),137-156.

  • The results showed viewers do distinguish between the credibility of official and citizen sources. No difference was found in credibility on the basis of race.

Siibak, A. (2010).Constructing masculinity on a social networking site: The case-study of visual self-presentations of young men on the profile images of SNS Rate. Young, 18(4),403-425.

  • The study results indicate that media representations of  Estonian young men are often taken as role-models while constructing one’s visual identities online. In particular, young men mostly pose alone in order to emphasize their looks and appear as willing sexual or romantic objects.

Wong, B.Y., Cerin, E., Ho, S.Y., Mak, K.K., Lo, W.S., & Lam, T.H. (2010). Adolescents' physical activity: Competition between perceived neighborhood sport facilities and home media resources. Int J Pediatr Obes. 5(2),169-176.

  • The authors found that the availability of sport facilities in the neighborhood may positively impact adolescents' level of physical activity. However, having computer/Internet may cancel out the effects of active opportunities in the neighborhood.
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