Recently Published Studies on Children, Media, and Health

Posted under Research Blog.

Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Beasley, N., et al. (2012). The Quest To Lava Mountain: Using video games for dietary change in children. The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, available online 6 July 2012. This study looked at the effects on… Read more »

How can parents make the internet a safe place to play?

Posted under Ask the Mediatrician.

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 »

Is age 7 too early to learn keyboarding?

Posted under Ask the Mediatrician.

Q: My 7-year-old twin granddaughters have spent less time with computers than most kids their age. Recently, their school has started to teach keyboarding. Those who have spent a lot of time on computers are learning quickly, while my granddaughters are feeling a bit behind. I think that the girls will eventually catch up (and have… Read more »