Media Moment: Dance Inspiration at a Very Young Age

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Dear Reader, Welcome to August’s Media Moment! This month, Richard Chalfen, a CMCH Senior Scientist, shares a story about parents realizing that they need to increase their monitoring of their toddler’s media use. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the many ways media intersect with the lives… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Here are some studies that were recently added to the CMCH Database of Research. Behm-Morawitz, E., & Mastro, D.E. (2008). Mean girls? The influence of gender portrayals in teen movies on emerging adults' gender-based attitudes and beliefs. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(1), 131-146. This study found that teen movies imply a sense of normality… Read more »

Media in the Media – News We’re Following

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Here at CMCH, we're always finding news, websites, games, and other great stuff that promotes positive use of media, shows young people engaging with technology in creative ways, informs us of new studies underway, and highlights other items of interest to practitioners, researchers, parents, teachers, and advocates. Here are some of the things we're excited… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Oct. 11

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Ferguson, C.J., Munoz, M.E., & Medrano, M.R. (2011). Advertising influences on young children’s food choices and parental influence. The Journal of Pediatrics, 1-4. Available Online October 7.  The researchers found that although advertising impact on children’s food choices is moderate in… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Studies on Substance Abuse and Media

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According to NIDA's 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey (High School and Youth Trends), cigarette smoking is at its lowest among students in grades 8, 10, and 12. On the other hand, Marijuana use rates have remained steady  and non-medical use of Vicodin and Oxycodin increased in the past 5 years. To kick off NIDA's National… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-November 2

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Calamaro, C.J. et al. (2010). Shortened sleep duration does not predict obesity in adolescents. Journal Of Sleep Research,19(4), 559-566. The authors found that environmental factors including TV ≥ 2 h per day and depression were significantly associated with obesity; shortened sleep… Read more »