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

Bauman, S. (2009). Cyberbullying in a rural intermediate school: An exploratory study. The Journal of Early Adolescence. Available online December 9.

  • In this study, students in an intermediate school in a rural area of the Southwestern United States completed a survey regarding their familiarity with technology and their experiences with cyberbullying during the school year.

Davis, K. (2010) Coming of age online: The developmental underpinnings of girls’ blogs. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25(1), 145-171.

  • In this study, the author interviewed 20 girls, aged 17 to 21, who had been blogging for 3 or more years. Consistent with previous studies involving youths’ online activities, the girls discussed their use of blogging for self-expression and peer interaction.

Haddock, B.L., Siegel,S.R., Wikin, L.D. (2009). The addition of a video game to stationary cycling: The impact on energy expenditure in overweight children. Open Sports Sci J., 1 (2), 42-46.

  • The purpose of this study was to determine if riding a stationary bike that controlled a video game would lead to significantly greater energy expenditure than riding the same bike without the video game connected.

Mazur, E & Kozarian, L.  (2010). Self-presentation and interaction in blogs of adolescents and young emerging adult.  Journal of Adolescent Research, 25(1), 124-144.

  • This article analyzed 124 blogs, chronological, journal-type entries published on public hosting Web sites, as new and popular places for adolescents and emerging adults aged 15 to 19 to play openly with their self-presentation, an important aspect of identity exploration.

Peña, V., Watson, A. J., Kvedar, J.C., &  Grant, R.W. (2009). Mobile phone technology for children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: A parent survey. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 3(6),  1481–1489.

  • In this study, over two-thirds of the parents of children with Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes  completing an online survey had a 'very positive' response to the proposed mobile phone glucometer (blood sugar or glucose monitor) prototype.

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

One Response to “Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-December 11, 2009”

  1. Diabetes/Doug

    I am always looking for new info. on diabetes because it runs in my family. Your story on mobilphone technology prototype is excellent. It pays to spend time on a site like yours. One never knows what will be there! Thanks for the hard work on your site.


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