Media in the Media – News We’re Following

Posted under Research Blog.

While these aren't exactly research studies that we publish in our database, we think these newly published news articles, innovative games and websites, and other news might be of interest to you. They say generation Y is all about the Internet, but data shows that these people (those born from 1979-1989) bought the most books… Read more »

Recently Published Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these recently published studies available in the CMCH database. Backett-Milburn, K., & Jackson, S. Children's concerns about their parents' health and wellbeing: Researching with ChildLine Scotland. Children & Society, 26(5): 381-393. Children use media for a variety of reasons, including, as this study shows, to learn or talk about their parents' own health…. Read more »

How can parents make the internet a safe place to play?

Posted under Ask the Mediatrician.

Q: With kids of all ages using the internet for everything from socializing to finding information to playing games, how can we keep them as safe as they can be in that world? -Net Nervous A: Dear Net Nervous, You’re right–just like the school playground, the internet is a place where children play, learn, and… Read more »

How can I stop my son from texting while driving?

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Q: I’ve been begging my teen son not to text while driving, but I know he does it anyway. What can I do to get him to stop? –Texting and Driving in Beverly, MA A: Dear Texting and Driving, You’re right to be concerned–according to a recent study, 38% admitted to driving and texting at… Read more »

Ratings Reality: Who rates our media and what that means for children

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CMCH staff member Kristelle Lavallee contributed the following post to Thriving, Boston Children’s Hospital’s pediatric health blog. Are you looking to take the family to a movie but aren’t sure whether your child should see The Hunger Games (PG-13) or Bully (unrated)? If you base the decision on the Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) ratings, the answer… Read more »