Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- July 28

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barnett, T.A., et al. (2010). Teens and screens: The influence of screen time on adiposity in adolescents. Am J Epidemiol.172(3), 255-262. This study found no evidence that screen time has an effect on percent body fat in girls overall, although physical… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Bullying and Cyberbullying Resources

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Here’s a list of selected resources on bullying and cyberbullying for researchers, educators, and parents. You will find resources such as bullying curriculum, educational programs, hand-outs, organizations, research, and statistics. Bullying Resources Bullying Facts and Statistics  by SafeYouth.org -List of facts and statistics along with references.  Bullying  Prevention by the Massachusetts Medical Society. Explains the… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-July 6

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Biddiss, E. & Irwin, J. (2010). Active video games to promote physical activity in children and youth: A systematic review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 164(7), 664-672. This study found that active video games (AVGs) enable light to moderate physical activity. Limited… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 29

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Carson, V.; Spence, J.C.; Cutumisu, N. &  Cargill, L. (2010). Association between neighborhood socioeconomic status and screen time among pre-school children: A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 10(1), 367. Available online June 24. FREE ARTICLE The authors found that girls living… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 1

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Allahverdipour, H., Bazargan, M., Farhadinasab, A.,& Moeini, B. (2010). Correlates of video games playing among adolescents in an Islamic country. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 286. This study demonstrates a relationship between video game playing and mental health outcomes, with "moderate" gamers… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- March 19

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Henson, C., Chapman, S., McLeod, L., Johnson, N., & Hickie, I. (2010). Room for improvement: mixed portrayal of young people with mental  illness on Australian television news. The Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry,  44(3), 267-272. The… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Resources in Spanish/en Español

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Did you know?  A Kaiser Family Foundation study found that Latino children consume up to 4 1/2 hours more of media daily than other children. The following resources, in Spanish, highlight child health and media use and are especially useful to parents, educators, and researchers.  ¿Sabía usted? Un estudio de la Fundación Kaiser revela que… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- March 5

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:   Anderson, C.A., et al.(2010). Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavior in Eastern and Western countries. Psychological Bulletin, 136(2), 151-73. The authors used meta-analytic procedures to test the effects of violent video games on… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- February 19

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Conti-Ramsden, G., Durkin, K., & Simkin Z. (2010). Language and social factors in the use of cell phone technology by adolescents with and without specific language impairment (SLI). J Speech Lang Hear Res. 53(1), 196-208. This… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- January 29

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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 »