What topics are researchers exploring about children, media and health? Check out the list below!

Affuso, O. et al. (2011).
Validity of self-reported leisure-time sedentary behavior in adolescents. Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine,
(1), 2.

  • Researchers discovered that adolescents often under-report the amount of time they spend engaged in sedentary behavior, thus rendering their survey an inaccurate form of measurement.

Baker, R.K. et al. (2011).
In their own words: why teenagers don’t use social networking sites. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social
Networking, 14
(6), 395-398.

  • Teens avoid using social networking sites for a variety of personal reasons.

Blumenreich, M. et al. (2006).
Innocent victims, fighter cells, and white uncles: a discourse analysis of children’s
books about AIDS. Children’s Literature
in Education, 37
(1), 81-110.

  • Many books written about HIV/AIDS during the 1990s contain outdated information, and should not be used as instructional materials.

Byrne, S. at al. (2011).
Toward predicting youth resistance to Internet risk prevention strategies. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic
Media, 55
(1), 90 – 113.

  •  Children and parents often disagree about the best way to safeguard children online.

Chen, S.-K. (2012).
Internet use and psychological well-being among college students: A latent profile
approach. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(6),

  • Problematic Internet use has the potential to affect depression, self-esteem, and loneliness in college students.

Devine, P. et al. (2011).
Internet use and psychological well-being among 10-year-old and 11-year-old children.
Child Care in Practice, 18(1), 5-22.

  • Cyberbullying can affect a child’s well-being, and social networking sites are not enforcing age limits.

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