Connections in News, Media, and Research: Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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From February 24 to March 2, we observe Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Here is some news, research, and media on the subject. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association. You can learn about them here. Have you heard of "pro-ana" websites? User-generated and maintained web communities, pro-anorexia sites offer… Read more »

Should I let my 14-year-old use the ‘Snapchat’ application?

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Q: My 14-year-old daughter has been begging to get ‘Snapchat’ on her iPod Touch. I searched for information on it and found this and I wasn’t initially impressed… http://www.hercampus.com/school/pitt/snap-chat-sexting-or-friendly-fun. I am tech savvy and know screen shots can easily be saved, but also, if she loses her device and someone else sends something, she could be… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: Teen Read Week Edition

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In honor of Teen Read Week (October 14-20), we are highlighting some recent news and studies available in our database that are related to children/adolescents and literacy, reading, books, and magazines. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) sponsors Teen Read Week and has a website that will let you learn more about it, whether… Read more »

New studies in the CMCH Database of Research

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Check out these studies recently added to the CMCH database: Bergen, D., & Davis, D. (2011). Influences of technology-related playful activity and thought on moral development. American Journal of Play, 4(1), 80-99. Developmental psychologists and early childhood educators are often big proponents of play, as it promotes healthy social and behavioral development, as well as… Read more »