Do pop-up ads affect young children?

Posted under Ask the Mediatrician.

My almost 3-year-old son loves to watch Caillou on Sprout, a TV channel that carries programming for infants and young children. Throughout Caillou, there are many pop-ups that soundlessly advertise Sprout or the next show that will air. These pop-ups distract me as an adult. Have there have been any studies on how they affect young… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies recently added to the CMCH Database. Draper, Nora R.A. (2011). Is your teen at risk? Discourses of adolescent sexting in United States television news. Journal of Children and Media. This analysis looked at how television news stories report on sexting (sending sexually explicit or pornographic text messages) and found that the… Read more »

World Television Day

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Today is World Television Day, a UN-recognized observance day. The UN recognizes television as a tool for global communication and as a method for shining light on conflict and peace, as well as other economic and social issues. CMCH observes World Television Day 2012 by highlighting some of the studies in our database on television… Read more »

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 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 »

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 »