October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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If you know a young person who has experienced bullying or cyberbullying, National Bullying Prevention Month is a great opportunity to share resources. PACER (Parents Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights), a non-profit parent training and information center, created National Bullying Prevention Month as a way to promote awareness of the issue. PACER provides a wealth… Read more »

Since moving, my teen son spends a lot of time connecting with his old friends through media instead of making new friends – what should I do?

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Q: Our family moved recently from the U.S. to Mexico for my husband’s job, and while most things have been transitioning smoothly, I am concerned that my 14-year-old son is spending too much time with screens and not enough time making friends. Since moving, he spends a lot of time Skyping or playing video games… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-August 30

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Barr-Anderson, D. J., Fulkerson, J.A., Smyth, M., et al. (2011). Associations of American Indian children's screen-time behavior with parental television behavior, parental perceptions of children's screen time, and media-related resources in the home. Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(5), A105. FULL TEXT.  The authors suggest that changes in parental television watching time, parental influence over children’s screen-time behavior, and availability… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 8

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Arvaniti, F., et al. (2011). Salty-snack eating, television or video-game viewing, and asthma symptoms among 10- to 12-year-old children: The PANACEA study. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(2), 251-257. This study found that salty-snack consumption was positively associated… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-October 6

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cauwenberge,  A. V.; d’Haenens, L. & Beentjes, H. (2010). Emerging consumption patterns among young people of traditional and Internet news platforms in the Low Countries. Observatorio, 4(3). FREE ARTICLE The authors found that the use of television news enhanced the use of online news… Read more »