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 »

Research Toolbox: Children and Nature Resources- Earth Day 2010

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Take the kids outside! Nature is good for them! In order to develop an appreciation and love for the environment, children need to explore and learn about nature. Furthermore, studies have shown that contact with nature is essential for children’s health and development. The  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children need free, unstructured… 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 Youth, New Media and Social Change, May 8,  University of Northampton, UK. Games For Health Conference 2010, May 25-27, Boston, MA. United Nations Alliance of… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Text Messaging Tools

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According to Nielsen, American teenagers are sending over 3,000 text messages a month and Short Message Service (SMS) texting has developed as a language suited to the need of sending short, quick messages. Here are a few tools to help you understand this new language and its abbreviations: AIM Dictionary  This website offers a short… Read more »