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 »
Posts Tagged: Guest Bloggers
When Judy Avrin lost her teen daughter, Melissa, to an eating disorder last year, she chose to use the power of media to tell her daughter’s story to the world.
CMCH asked Dr. Michael Siegel to tell us more about his study on alcohol advertising on Boston’s public transportation system, the MBTA.
CMCH asked Australian author Tania Andrusiak to be a guest blogger and give us the inside scoop on how people are reacting to the Australian government’s screen time recommendations.
What should kids know about cell phones to be treated as competent members of cyber society? I’d like to suggest the development of a home-based, family administered and supported “cell phone license.“
When your kids watch their favorite TV shows, have you ever wondered how these programs make it on the air? Sure, there are writers, producers, cast and crew that create what you see on the screen, but did you know there is also a group of professionals tracking the shows you and your family love as they develop? These professionals are otherwise known as the folks in Standards and Practices—and, I am one such professional. Our job is assuring that the content you watch on television and online upholds the standards of our network, appropriately reflects the brand associated with our network, and abides by related federal laws, while still being entertaining and educational.
This is the third installment of an examination of the phenomenon of sexting by guest blogger Dr. Richard Chalfen. >>See part I: Teen Culture>>See part II: Photo-sharing Behavior After examining the historical precedents for sexting in the past two entries, I have come to the conclusion that as trite and reductive as it might sound,… Read more »
This is the second installment of an examination of the phenomenon of sexting by guest blogger Dr. Richard Chalfen. >>See part I: Teen Culture>>See part III: Reactions and Responses How and when did young people give pictures to one another in the past? We know that historically young couples swapped pictures of themselves by exchanging… Read more »
A few weeks ago, we blogged about "sexting", which is the new term for when people send sexual text and picture messages to others. This has been sweeping the news, especially since some teens have been hit with child pornography charges. CMCH Senior Scientist Dr. Richard Chalfen has been investigating the use of cell phones… Read more »
Last week, we blogged about an op-ed on photo retouching and body image by filmmaker Jesse Epstein. Here, Jesse joins us as a guest blogger to expand upon the educational efforts she is working on. I spent my formative childhood years in Mozambique Africa, where full bodies and “child bearing hips” were celebrated. When I… Read more »