Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture By Peggy Orenstein The author offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Youth Anti-Smoking Strategies

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According to the latest CDC youth tobacco use, each day in the United States, approximately 3,900 young people between 12 and 17 years of age smoke their first cigarette, and an estimated 1,000 youth become daily cigarette smokers.                       On November 18, the American Cancer… Read more »

Research Toolbox: AAP-Community Pediatrics

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Have you seen the new AAP Division of Community-based Initiatives (DOCBI) website? The new design makes it easy to get to the many useful resources. The AAP Division of Community-based Initiatives raises awareness of community pediatrics and supports pediatricians and child health professionals in developing a community perspective of pediatrics. This AAP division promotes understanding… Read more »

A Loss in the Field of Children and Media

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This post was written by Dina L.G. Borzekowski, Ed.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Gerald Lesser was a wonderful, kind soul, who touched the lives of children (and families) all over the world. He passed away on Sept 23, 2010. So many… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Bullying and Cyberbullying Resources

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Here’s a list of selected resources on bullying and cyberbullying for researchers, educators, and parents. You will find resources such as bullying curriculum, educational programs, hand-outs, organizations, research, and statistics. Bullying Resources Bullying Facts and Statistics  by SafeYouth.org -List of facts and statistics along with references.  Bullying  Prevention by the Massachusetts Medical Society. Explains the… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest. Conferences 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, June 29-July 2 2010, Chicago, IL American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2-5 2010, San Francisco, CA European Communication… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Children, Media, and Health Blogs

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Blogs (short for web logs) are a great informal way to keep up with current research and news. Here’s a list of blogs with a focus on children, media, parenting, and health. Annie’s Fox Blog This blog offers thoughts about teens, tweens, parenting and education. Ask The Mediatrician-Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest. Conferences Children’s TV in the Arab World, University of Westminster, London, England, June 4, 2010. European Distance and e-learning Network- Media Inspiration for Learning, Valencia, Spain,June… Read more »