Latest Studies Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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Check out some of these studies recently added to our database of research. Lin, M.P., et al. (2011). Prevalence and psychosocial risk factors associated with internet addiction in a nationally representative sample of college students in Taiwan. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(12), 741-746. Do young people with Internet addiction also have psychological problems? Lyndon,… Read more »

Latest Studies Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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We're hard at working adding new studies on media and child health to our database of research. Check out some of the latest! Bruce, A.L., et al. (2012). Brain responses to food logos in obese and healthy weight children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 162(4), 759-764. This study found that when presented with food icons, obese… Read more »

How can I stop my kids from being ‘catfished’?

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Q:The Manti Te’o “catfish” story makes me wonder how I can best prepare my teens for future online friendships. My teens say that kids meet through friends-of-friends online and off, but online they just lie about personal information. I’ve always thought that practicing strong communication skills, honesty, integrity, and trust would help my kids grow… Read more »

Should I let my 14-year-old use the ‘Snapchat’ application?

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Q: My 14-year-old daughter has been begging to get ‘Snapchat’ on her iPod Touch. I searched for information on it and found this and I wasn’t initially impressed… http://www.hercampus.com/school/pitt/snap-chat-sexting-or-friendly-fun. I am tech savvy and know screen shots can easily be saved, but also, if she loses her device and someone else sends something, she could be… 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 »