New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Carson, V.; Spence, J.C.; Cutumisu, N. & Cargill, L. (2010). Association between neighborhood socioeconomic status and screen time among pre-school children: A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 10(1), 367. Available online June 24. FREE ARTICLE The authors found that girls living… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Media Addiction/PIMU
Q: It seems like today’s generation is always on their cell phones, iPods, Nintendos, etc. Is this simply a fad, or are these children addicted?
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician®
Q: My son plays video games 4 hours a day, is not studying hard, and is falling asleep in class. When I try to talk to him about it, he gets violent. What should I do?
Q: My 7-year-old grandson comes home from visits with his dad talking non-stop about a computer game marked for ages 10+ that they play together. What would be a good amount of time for him to be allowed to play a game like this, and can it cause him to become addicted?
Q: I have a daughter who just turned 15 and is truly addicted to watching TV. I try to impose limits, but she refuses. Please help. Answer by Dr. Michael Rich, the Mediatrician
Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Biddle, S.J., Gorely, T., & Marshall, S.J. (2009). Is television viewing a suitable marker of sedentary behavior in young people? Ann Behav Med. Available Online Oct 7. This study was conducted to test whether TV viewing… Read more »
Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: de Bruijn, G.J. & van den Putte, B. (2009). Adolescent soft drink consumption, television viewing and habit strength: Investigating clustering effects in the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Appetite, 53(1), 66-75. This study explores adolescent soft drink… Read more »
Q: Recently my 4 year old daughter has found a new, almost obsessive interest in the Disney Channel shows (Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, etc). TV was never a problem before, but now she would rather watch these shows than do anything else. I also think that these shows may be too big-kid for her. What do you think, and how can I get her away from the TV without fuss?