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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.
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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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