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

Divecha, Z. et al. (2012). Tweeting about testing: do low-income, parenting adolescents and young adults use new media technologies to communicate about sexual health? Perspectives
on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 44
(3), 176-183.

  • The majority of respondents preferred to have conversations about sexual health in person or over the phone instead of via a social networking site.

Fremont, W. et al. (2005). The impact of terrorism on children and adolescents: terror in the skies, terror on television. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14(3
[special issue on Child Psychiatry and the Media]), 429-451.

  • Included in this study are recommendations for parents to help children who
    have witnessed terrorism

Hoeft, F. et al. (2008). Gender
differences in the mesocorticolimbic system during computer game-play. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 42(4),

  • Learn how male and female brain activity differs while they play video games.

Lee, E.-J. et al. (2011). Internet for the internationals: effects of Internet use motivations on international students’ college adjustment. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(7-8), 433-437.

  • The Internet itself does not affect an international student’s adjustment to college, but if the student is using the Internet to stay connected with their homeland, problems can result.

Levin-Zamir, D. et al. (2011). Media Health Literacy (MHL): development and
measurement of the concept among adolescents. Health Education Research, 26(2), 323-335.

  •  Media health literacy (the ability to understand and use health information) leads to better health behaviors in teens.

Liu, Q.-X. et al. (2012). Parent–adolescent communication,
parental Internet use and Internet-specific norms and pathological Internet use
among Chinese adolescents. Computers in
Human Behavior, 28
(4), 1269-1275.

  • Teens are more likely to follow what their parents do, instead of what their parents say, in regards to Internet use.

Strenziok, M. et al. (2010). Lower lateral orbitofrontal cortex density associated with more frequent exposure to television and movie violence in male adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(6),

  • This study attempts to examine the association between media violence and grey matter (the part of the brain that is a major component of the central nervous system) in the brains of male teens.

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Included are recommendations for parents to help children who
have witnessed terrorism

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