We gather together.

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Thanksgiving is considered a time of reflection, giving thanks, family togetherness, and, of course, delicious food. But when all the toasts have been made, the plates cleared, and the leftovers tucked away, it can be easy to fall into a state of media mindlessness—dozing off in front of the TV, checking cell phones for scores… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest that were recently added to our database. Durham, Meenakshi Gigi. (2011). Blood, lust and love: Interrogating gender violence in the Twilight phenomenon. The Journal of Children and Media, 6(3), 281-299. The researcher investigated the popular YA book series The Twilight Saga and looked at gender stereotypes and dating activities… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest on the topics of children, media, and health that were recently added to the CMCH database: Barroso, C.S., et al. (2011). Saturday morning television advertisements aired on English and Spanish language networks along the Texas-Mexico border. Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2(2), 1-22. This study analyzed food-related commercials… 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 »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest on the topics of children, media, and health that were recently added to the CMCH database: Hawkes, C., & Harris, J.L. (2011). An analysis of the content of food industry pledges on marketing to children. Journal of Public Health and Nutrition, 14(8), 1403-1414. This article looked at a variety… 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 »