Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:
Aires, L., Andersen, L., Mendonça, D., Martin, C., Silva, G., & Mota, J. (2009). A 3-year longitudinal analysis of changes in fitness, physical activity, fatness and screen time. Acta Paediatr. Available Online Oct 19.
- This study analyzes whether changes in physical activity index, screen time (ST: television, computer) and body mass index made a contribution to longitudinal changes in fitness of children and adolescents.
Brookes, F. & Kelly, P. (2009). Dolly girls: Tweenies as artefacts of consumption. Journal of Youth Studies, 12(6), 599-613.
- This paper argues that the 'consumer-media culture' has established
itself as one of the most powerful influences in processes of
self-formation for young people, and that a tweenie self can be
understood as an artefact of consumption.
Manios, Y. et al. (2009). Obesity and television watching in preschoolers in Greece: The GENESIS study. Obesity,17(11), 2047–2053.
- The aim of the current work was to evaluate the effect of preschoolers' television (TV) watching time on the prevalence of obesity even after controlling for their total energy intake and their physical activity status.
Owens, S., Lambert, L., McDonough, S., Green, K., & Loftin, M.
(2009). Feasibility of a home-delivered Internet obesity prevention
program for fourth-grade students. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 21(3), 279-290.
- This study examined the feasibility of an interactive obesity
prevention program delivered to a class of fourth-grade students
utilizing daily e-mail messages sent to the students' home computers.
West, A., Lewis, J., & Currie, P. (2009). Students' Facebook 'friends': Public and private spheres. Journal of Youth Studies,12(6), 615-627.
- This study involved interviewing a sample of student users of Facebook: it focuses on the extent to which older adults, especially parents, are accepted as Facebook friends, and the attitudes towards such friendships and potential friendships and what these reveal about notions of
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