Kids’ perceptions of themselves and people around them are influenced by media portrayals of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, class, sexuality, and other identities. What do kids learn about twins from the media? How can parents use media as a tool to open up discussion?
Posts Tagged: Reading & Print Media
Q: My 10 year old daughter loves reading teen magazines but I don’t want her to think she has to look like just the tiny models in the ads to be valued. How can I talk to her about this?
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician®
Recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books Children, Media and Culture by Maire Messenger Davies This book addresses the continuing concerns around media ‘effects’ and critically examines the view that technology has dramatically changed modern children’s lives. Mashup Cultures by Sonvilla-Weiss & Stefan (Eds.) This volume brings… Read more »
Take a look at Celebrity Studies, a new published journal that focuses on exploring celebrity and fame and its manifestations in society. Also, two upcoming journals will be available this Spring: Childhood Obesity Journal and The Media Education Research Journal will explore issues such as childhood obesity prevention and management strategies and the exchange of… Read more »
Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Foley, L., & Maddison, R. (2010). Use of active video games to increase physical activity in children: A (virtual) reality? Pediatr Exerc Sci. 22(1), 7-20. The study assessed active video games as a means of increasing energy expenditure… Read more »
Here is a list of recently published and upcoming titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books High-Tech Tots: Childhood in a Digital World by Ilene R. Berson & Michael J. Berson (eds) The book examines theoretical assumptions as well as the application of innovative strategies that optimize the interface… Read more »
Professor Dafna Lemish, editor of the Journal of Children and Media, incoming Chair of the Department of Radio-Television in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University, and visiting scholar at CMCH, has published a new book, Screening Gender on Children’s Television: The Views of Producers Around the World (Routledge,… Read more »
Q: My daughter is in junior high, and lately she’s become more needy, more stressed, more fearful and will no longer go upstairs alone. Could it be related to the vampire books she is reading? Answered by The Mediatrician®
Here is a list of recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Titles Feminism, Inc.:Coming of age in girl power media culture by Emilie Zaslow This book offers a rich account of the ways in which teen girls understand style, sexuality, motherhood, and feminism in girl power media… Read more »
Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Greitemeyer, T., & Osswald. S.(2010). Effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behavior. J Pers Soc Psychol. 98(2), 211-221. In the present research, four experiments examined the hypothesis that playing a prosocial video game increases helping… Read more »