While these aren't exactly research studies that we publish in our database, we think these newly published news articles, innovative games and websites, and other news might be of interest to you. They say generation Y is all about the Internet, but data shows that these people (those born from 1979-1989) bought the most books… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Identity Development
Q: With kids of all ages using the internet for everything from socializing to finding information to playing games, how can we keep them as safe as they can be in that world? -Net Nervous A: Dear Net Nervous, You’re right–just like the school playground, the internet is a place where children play, learn, and… Read more »
Q: My 16-year-old goddaughter’s parents are not Facebook friends with her, so when someone stole her phone and posted some degrading things to her account, they didn’t know until I told them. Another friend asked me to look at all her 19-year-old daughter’s pictures and let her know if I saw anything inappropriate. How can… Read more »
Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Isaksen, K. J. & Roper, S. (2012). The commodification of self-esteem: Branding and British teenagers. Psychology and Marketing, 29(3), 117-135. This study found that adolescents appear to have a striking awareness of the role of branding, advertising, and peer pressure… Read more »
Q: At what age do you think it is appropriate for a child to have a personal e-mail address? I have a 10 year old who wants one, but I don’t feel she is old enough. I think she can be trusted and has proved to be responsible, but it’s the world out there I… Read more »
Q: We have a 16-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son who are at the same school. They have voluntarily given up Facebook because of the time drain it can be, and both have fairly heavy academic loads. They are interested in starting a blog together. What are the pros and cons? –Benefits of Blogging in… Read more »
Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Farrell, K. & Holmes-Walker, D.J. (2011). Mobile phone support is associated with reduced ketoacidosis in young adults. Diabetic Medicine, 28(8), 1001-1004. The researchers found that mobile phone support is associated with reduced progression of ketosis to diabetic ketoacidosis in young adults… Read more »
Q: The It Gets Better videos are so powerful, but would my child be too young to understand them and just get upset?
A: The It Gets Better series is very good and should be commended for what it is: A well-intentioned initiative by adults about an important matter that needs to be addressed in a very public forum. The issue here, though, is that the brain development of child viewers is not yet as complete as that of the grown-ups producing these videos.
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician
New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barnett, T.A., et al. (2010). Teens and screens: The influence of screen time on adiposity in adolescents. Am J Epidemiol.172(3), 255-262. This study found no evidence that screen time has an effect on percent body fat in girls overall, although physical… Read more »
Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cai, X. & Zhao, X. (2010). Click here, Kids! Online advertising practices on popular children's websites. Journal of Children and Media, 4(2), 135-154. This study examined the structural and privacy features of advertisements placed on popular children's websites…. Read more »