Let’s Talk About Sex(ual content)

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CMCH Librarian Brandy King will be presenting at the 6th Annual Summit of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.  The Summit will take place April 3rd-5th at Wheelock College, and will focus on the theme "Consuming Kids: The Sexualization of Children and Other Commercial Calamities."  Ms. King will present research about sex and media followed… Read more »

Hip-Hop, Sex, and Gender Dynamics

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A recent New York Times article explored a 3 year study of the hip-hop club scene in NY city.  Munoz-Laboy et al observed dancing and behavior at these clubs and ran interviews with young men and women.  They were surprised to find that even with the sexual and often misogynistic overtones of the music, young… Read more »

Learning Scripts for Romance

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After a few weeks off, the CMCH blog is back!  There is much new research to cover over the next few days.  One new study by Rivadeneyra and Lebo examined 215 high schoolers to learn whether television affected their dating behavior.  They found that: Teens who watched romantic TV shows were more likely to have… Read more »

Online Bullying and Sexual Harassment Studies

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There are two new studies on the Internet in this month’s Journal of Adolescent Health: Prevalence and Frequency of Internet Harassment Instigation: Implications for Adolescent Health. by Ybarra, M. L., & Mitchell, K. J. Using data from a survey of 1500 teens, researchers found that 6% reported being frequent perpetrators of online harassment, 6% reported… Read more »

2 Studies: Couch Potatoes, Unwanted Porn

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Two studies in this month’s Pediatrics have made national headlines today: Reuters reported that getting kids to shut off the TV doesn’t necessarily mean they will be more physically active.  CMCH researcher Dr. Alison Field was part of the research team on a four-year study of 10,000 early adolescents.  Although over time, the teens watched… Read more »

TV and Teen Sex, 4 Other New Studies

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Tolman et al surveyed over 700 teens to learn more about their TV viewing habits in relation to their sexual behavior.  They found that the way teens felt about their own sexuality depended not on how much sexual content they saw, but on the types of situations they saw within that content.  For example, when… Read more »