Are attention disorders connected to technology addiction?

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  Q:  Are impulsive children, or children with ADHD, more likely to develop technology addictions? –Answers about ADHD in San Francisco, CA A: Dear Answers, This is a tricky subject for a very basic reason: Although diagnosed and treated as a serious problem in Asia and Europe, technology addiction, also known as video or internet addiction,… 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 Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest. Conferences Children’s TV in the Arab World, University of Westminster, London, England, June 4, 2010. European Distance and e-learning Network- Media Inspiration for Learning, Valencia, Spain,June… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- May 11

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barr, R.,  Shuck, L., Salerno, K., Atkinson, E., & Linebarger, D.L.(2010). Music interferes with learning from television during infancy. Infant and Child Development, 19(3), 313-331 The authors concluded that music soundtrack creates additional cognitive load and disrupts selective infant’s attention to… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books Children, Media and Culture by Maire Messenger Davies This book addresses the continuing concerns around media ‘effects’ and critically examines the view that technology has dramatically changed modern children’s lives. Mashup Cultures by Sonvilla-Weiss & Stefan (Eds.) This volume brings… Read more »