Q: My children know it is not right to watch, play, or listen to things that are not for their ages, and they understand why, as we have explained to them. But their friends tend to walk away from them because of this. For instance, my 12-year-old daughter was asked by her friends to dance… Read more »
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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cai, X. & Zhao, X. (2010). Click here, Kids! Online advertising practices on popular children's websites. Journal of Children and Media, 4(2), 135-154. This study examined the structural and privacy features of advertisements placed on popular children's websites…. 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 »
Q: My husband and I want to model good media habits, but we have trouble disconnecting because we are self-employed and use social media for our work. Do you have any practical tips for how to step back from technology in this situation?
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician®
According to Nielsen, American teenagers are sending over 3,000 text messages a month and Short Message Service (SMS) texting has developed as a language suited to the need of sending short, quick messages. Here are a few tools to help you understand this new language and its abbreviations: AIM Dictionary This website offers a short… Read more »
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 »
Twitter is a social messaging tool for friends, family, co–workers, and communities to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. It is a great place for keeping people informed on what you are doing without the need to spend a lot of time writing an entire blog post on the topic…. Read more »
Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Aires, L., Andersen, L., Mendonça, D., Martin, C., Silva, G., & Mota, J. (2009). A 3-year longitudinal analysis of changes in fitness, physical activity, fatness and screen time. Acta Paediatr. Available Online Oct 19. This study… Read more »
Q: Texting, cruising the Internet, and Facebooking are interfering with my son’s academic goals. What facts and tips can you share that will help my wife and me and, ultimately, our son learn to manage media wisely?
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician
Q: We feel “webbed out” of our teenage son’s electronic social life. Are you aware of studies tracking the psychological impact that technologies like Facebook and Twitter have on developing “normal” social skills?