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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

  • To study the effects of smoking in a film trailer and its impact on  strengthen the attractiveness of smokers in youth.
  • To determine the prevalence of and associations among displayed risk behavior information that suggests sexual behavior, substance use, and violence in a random sample of the self-reported 18-year-old adolescents' publicly accessible MySpace Web profiles.
  • To determine whether an online intervention reduces references to sex and substance abuse on social networking Web sites among at-risk adolescents.
  • To assess the efficacy of a smoking cessation program using mobile phone text messaging to provide tailored and stage-specific messages to college smokers.
  • To assess shopping as a gendered activity.

Hanewinke, R. (2009).Cigarette Smoking and Perception of a Movie Character in a Film Trailer. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 163(1),15-18.

Moreno. M.A., Parks. M.R., Zimmerman, F.J., Brito, T.E. &Christakis, D.A.(2009). Display of Health Risk Behaviors on MySpace by Adolescents: Prevalence and Associations. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 163(1),27-34.

Moreno, M.A.,VanderStoep, A., Parks, M.R., Zimmerman, F.J., Kurth, A. & Christakis, D.A. (2009). Reducing At-Risk Adolescents' Display of Risk Behavior on a Social Networking Web Site: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Intervention Trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 163(1),35-41.

Brusdal, R. & Lavik, R. (2008). Just shopping?: A closer look at youth and shopping in Norway . Young. 16(4),393-408

Riley. W., Obermayer, J. & Jean-Mary, J. (2008). Internet and mobile phone text messaging intervention for college smokers. J Am Coll Health. 57(2),245-8.


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