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

D'Alessio, M., Laghi, F., &  Baiocco, R. (2009). Attitudes toward TV advertising: A measure for children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 18 March.

  • To assess children's attitude toward TV advertising.

Holder, M.D., Coleman, B., & Sehn, Z.L. (2009). The contribution of active and passive leisure to children's well-being. J Health Psychol. 14(3), 378-86.

  • To explore how active leisure (physical activity) and passive
    leisure (television and video games) is associated with children's well-being.

Lanningham-Foster,L., Foster, R.C. McCrady, S.K., Jensen, T.B., Mitre, N., Levine, J.A.(2009). Activity-promoting video games and increased energy expenditure. The Journal of Pediatrics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 26 March.

  • To test the hypothesis that both children and adults would expend
    more calories and move more while playing activity-promoting video
    games compared with sedentary video games.

Liu, F. (2009). It is not merely about life on the screen: Urban Chinese youth and the Internet cafe. Journal of Youth Studies, 12 (2), 167-184.

  • The study explores the importance of wangba (Internet cafe) as place for relation and online community for Chinese youth.

Sherriff, A., Maitra, A., Ness, A.R., Mattocks, C., Riddoch, C., Reilly, J.J.,  et. al. (2009). Association of duration of television viewing in early childhood with the subsequent development of asthma.Thorax, 64 (4), 321-325

  • To investigate whether duration of television (TV) viewing in young
    children is associated with subsequent development of asthma.

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

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