Topic: Tv/media

Media Influence on Children: Effects of Media on Children, Violence in Children’s Media

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Websites specializing in research-supported knowledge of the effects of media on children. Topics discussed range from video game violence, to safe television-viewing, to child safety while exploring the Internet. Articles discuss media influence on children, including all aspects of violence in children’s media, and offer hints for parents.


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The Children Now website addresses the issues of media policy, media and children's health, and Media Messages About Race, Class and Gender. The site has a wide variety of publications on these topics.

Offers research-based practical information on children from birth to age three, including aspects such as TV, video games and computers. Articles describe media influence on children, the effects of media on children and other assorted topics.

The Center for Media Literacy website uses research studies and historical archives to look at the development of media in the United States. Topics addressed include media literacy in the US, media and living in media culture, and media literacy and education.

Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania this site offers articles on media and how it relates to communication, and public policy. Specifically, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has research on children's programming, media in the home, the conference on children and media, and early childhood education.

Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics the Media Matters section looks at the dangerous affects media can have on children. Research is geared toward increasing parental awareness, and addresses violence in media.

Dr. Michael Rich introduces the Center on Media and Child Health and the website: askthemediatrician.org. Both sites provide information for parents and caregivers about both the negative and positive effects of media on children

Michael Rich, MD, MPH, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children's Hospital Boston, comments on media as a force that powerfully affects child development, health, and behavior. Paying particular attention to TV, movies, music, and video games, Rich offers perspective on common concerns over media and suggests ways to avoid the media's negative effects.

Dr. Michael Rich discusses the role of media on the physical and mental health of children. He presents the problems of media, as well as the positives, and suggests ways to incorporate media positively into children's lives

ParentFurther utilizes a postive, strength-based approach to providing tips, advice and information for parents and families. Articles range from family communication to media awareness while providing practical advice for parents.

Analytical and practical articles on the effects of media on children. Parents can access studies on violence in children's media, possible effects of media on children and general discussions about media influence on children.

This is a lecture about digital media and tweens. There are several lecturers who are experts in this field, including someone from Children Now and the Lucas Foundation. They discuss some of the developmental implications of growing up as a "digital native, " focusing on the positive aspects of digital media and how it can be used for educational purposes.

Dr. Michael Rich discusses the role of television in the lives of children, from birth to adolescents. He offers suggestions for monitoring television consumption, using his perspective both as a media expert and a parent