Connections in News, Media, and Research: World AIDS Day Edition

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December 1st is World AIDS Day, but the awareness month continues until the new year. Here is some news and research on media and its connections with sexual health, STI/STD prevention, and sexual health literacy. Take a look at the official World AIDS Day website, with statistics, videos, event listings, and more. Did you know… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies recently added to the CMCH Database. Draper, Nora R.A. (2011). Is your teen at risk? Discourses of adolescent sexting in United States television news. Journal of Children and Media. This analysis looked at how television news stories report on sexting (sending sexually explicit or pornographic text messages) and found that the… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: World Diabetes Day Edition

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Today CMCH recognizes World Diabetes Day. While this serious disease is growing at alarming rates due to higher rates of obesity, unhealthy diets, and sedentary lifestyles, there is, thankfully, lots of media attention and research dedicated to learning more about it and combatting its causes and effects. World Diabetes Day is an initiative of the… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest that were recently added to our database. Durham, Meenakshi Gigi. (2011). Blood, lust and love: Interrogating gender violence in the Twilight phenomenon. The Journal of Children and Media, 6(3), 281-299. The researcher investigated the popular YA book series The Twilight Saga and looked at gender stereotypes and dating activities… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: National Family Literacy Day Edition

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In honor of National Family Literacy Day (November 1), we are highlighting some interesting links and studies available in our database on children/adolescents, health, and literacy. National Family Literacy Day is an intiative by the National Center for Family Literacy. There are so many public service announcements (PSAs) on smoking, drinking, drugs, and other health… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest on the topics of children, media, and health that were recently added to the CMCH database: Barroso, C.S., et al. (2011). Saturday morning television advertisements aired on English and Spanish language networks along the Texas-Mexico border. Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2(2), 1-22. This study analyzed food-related commercials… 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 »

Making ‘friends’ with your children’s media—and how it can help you parent

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The Mediatrician® contributed to the following post on A Platform for Good, the Family Online Safety Institute's resource page and blog. Last winter, a father read an angry letter his 15-year-old daughter had posted on Facebook. In response, he put nine bullets into her laptop and posted the video online. Within weeks, it had garnered millions… 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 »