Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 2

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Foley, L., & Maddison, R. (2010). Use of active video games to increase physical activity in children: A (virtual) reality? Pediatr Exerc Sci. 22(1), 7-20. The study assessed active video games as a means of increasing energy expenditure… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-March 26

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Brown, J.E., Broom, D.H., Nicholson, J.M., Bittman, M. (2010). Do working mothers raise couch potato kids? Maternal employment and children's lifestyle behaviours and weight in early childhood. Soc Sci Med., Available Online Feb 20. The research reported here… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-January 8

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Kafai, Y.B. (2010). World of Whyville: Introduction to tween virtual life. Games and Culture, 5(1), 3-22. This paper explores the virtual world, Whyville.net, which at the time of the study hosted over 1.2 million players ages… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Brandtzæ, P.B.;  Staksrud; E.,  Hagen; I. &  Wold, T. (2009). Norwegian children's experiences of cyberbullying when using different technological platforms. Journal of Children and Media, 3(4), 349-365. The study examines whether children's experience of cyberbullying differs… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies: November 13, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bell, R.A., Cassady, D., Culp, J., Alcalay, R. (2009). Frequency and types of foods advertised on Saturday morning and weekday afternoon English- and Spanish-Language American television programs. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41(6), 406-413. This… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- October 2, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Custers, K. & Van den Bulck, J. (2009).Television viewing, computer game play and book reading during meals are predictors of meal skipping in a cross-sectional sample of 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds. Public Health Nutr., Available Online… Read more »

Is there anything wrong with cutting out electronic media completely?

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Q: My parents didn’t have a TV in the house when I was growing up and I didn’t get a stereo until I was a teenager. We read and played outside and I didn’t think I was deprived as a kid. It seems like what is out there now, in terms of violence, sex, and taking risks, is far worse than when I was a kid. Is there anything wrong with just cutting out electronic media completely from my kids’ lives?
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 11, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Granicacute, A., Cacuteukuscaronicacute, M., Walker, R. (2009). mLearning in a Europe-wide network of schools. Educational Media International, 46 (3),167-184. This paper presents a European Community supported project which investigated whether the use of electronic and mobile… Read more »