I’m concerned about my 21-year-old making wooden guns for her cosplay costume based on a violent video game character – what should I do?

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Q: My 21-year-old daughter and her 26-year-old boyfriend are making wooden replica guns and other weapon accessories for a cos-play convention based on the action video game, “Fallout 4”. I expressed my concerns about these games and how they can affect young peoples’ behavior and views on violence. My daughter’s response – of course – was… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out some of the latest studies added to the CMCH Database of Research. Borzekowski, D.L.G., et al. (2010). The role of Kilimani Sesame in the healthy development of Tanzanian preschool children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31(4), 298-305. The authors found that children who watched the Tanzanian production of “Sesame Street” exhibited prosocial behaviors,… Read more »

Recently Added Studies to the CMCH Database of Research

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Take a look at some of the studies we recently added to the CMCH Database of Research. Goldsmith, A.Y., et al. (2012). The cover story: What the book jacket of Adele Michin’s young adult novel. The Beat Goes On, communicates about HIV/AIDS. The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. This study analyzed a… 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 »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Feb.21

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Isaksen, K. J. & Roper, S. (2012). The commodification of self-esteem: Branding and British teenagers. Psychology and Marketing, 29(3), 117-135.  This study found that adolescents appear to have a striking awareness of the role of branding, advertising, and peer pressure… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Feb 14

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Christofides, E., Muise, A., & Desmarais, S. (2012). Risky disclosures on Facebook: The effect of having a bad experience on online behavior. Journal of Adolescent Research. Available Online January 17.  This study found that participants who experience negative consequences are… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Nov.1

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Britto, M.T., Munafo,J.K., Schoettker, P.J., et al. (2011). Pilot and feasibility test of adolescent-controlled text messaging reminders. Clinical Pediatrics. Available Online October 20.  The study authors found that allowing teens to control the timing and content of reminder text… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Oct. 11

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Ferguson, C.J., Munoz, M.E., & Medrano, M.R. (2011). Advertising influences on young children’s food choices and parental influence. The Journal of Pediatrics, 1-4. Available Online October 7.  The researchers found that although advertising impact on children’s food choices is moderate in… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 27

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Farrell, K. & Holmes-Walker, D.J. (2011). Mobile phone support is associated with reduced ketoacidosis in young adults. Diabetic Medicine, 28(8), 1001-1004. The researchers found that mobile phone support is associated with reduced progression of ketosis to diabetic ketoacidosis in young adults… Read more »