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

Bijvank, M. N., Konijn, E.A., Bushman, B. J., & Roelofsma, P.(2009). Age and violent-Content labels make video games forbidden fruits for youth. Pediatrics, 123(3), 870-876.
  • To test the hypothesis that the Pan European Game Information classification system may actually increase the attractiveness of games for children younger than the age rating system.
Byrne, S. (2009). Media Literacy Interventions: What Makes Them Boom or Boomerang? Communication Education, 58(1), 1-14.
  • To compare the effectiveness of two versions of a media
    literacy/instructional intervention designed to reduce the negative
    effects of media violence over time.
Engels, R., Hermans, R.,van Baaren, R.,Hollenstein, T., &  Bot, S.M. (2009). Alcohol Portrayal on Television Affects Actual Drinking Behaviour.  Alcohol and Alcoholism. Available online March 9.
  • To test whether portrayal of alcohol images in movies and commercials on television promotes actual drinking.
Hanewinkel, R. &  and Sargent, J.D.  (2009). Longitudinal study of exposure to entertainment media and alcohol use among German adolescents. Pediatrics, 123(3), 989-995.
  • To determine if entertainment media exposure may predict teenager alcohol use in Germany.
Rosenkoetter, L.I.,  Rosenkoetter, S.E. & Acock, A.C. (2009).Television violence: An intervention to reduce its impact on children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 9 March.
  • To implement a classroom-based intervention (grades 1to 4) to attempt to minimize the adverse effects of television violence.

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