Media and the American Child

Media and the American Child
Author: George Comstock,Erica Scharrer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080479378
ISBN 13: 0080479375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and the American Child Book Review:

Media and the American Child summarizes the research on all forms of media on children, looking at how much time they spend with media everyday, television programming and its impact on children, how advertising has changed to appeal directly to children and the effects on children and the consumer behavior of parents, the relationship between media use and scholastic achievement, the influence of violence in media on anti-social behavior, and the role of media in influencing attitudes on body image, sex and work roles, fashion, & lifestyle. The average American child, aged 2-17, watches 25 hours of TV per week, plays 1 hr per day of video or computer games, and spends an additional 36 min per day on the internet. 19% of children watch more than 35 hrs per week of TV. This in the face of research that shows TV watching beyond 10 hours per week decreases scholastic performance. In 1991, George Comstock published Television and the American Child, which immediately became THE standard reference for the research community of the effects of television on children. Since then, interest in the topic has mushroomed, as the availability and access of media to children has become more widespread and occurs earlier in their lifetimes. No longer restricted to television, media impacts children through the internet, computer and video games, as well as television and the movies. There are videos designed for infants, claiming to improve cognitive development, television programs aimed for younger and younger children-even pre-literates, computer programs aimed for toddlers, and increasingly graphic, interactive violent computer games. Presents the most recent research on the media use of young people Investigates the content of children's media and addresses areas of great concern including violence, sexual behavior, and commercialization Discusses policy making in the area of children and the media Focuses on experiences unique to children and adolescents

Television and the American Child

Television and the American Child
Author: George A. Comstock,Hae-Jung Paik
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066089346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Television and the American Child Book Review:

Comstock explores the effects of television viewing on children's daily experience, scholastic achievement, belief and perception formation, consumer behavior, and psychology. He draws on numerous studies to show how American society has changed and will change further as the result of television viewing.

Handbook of Children and the Media

Handbook of Children and the Media
Author: Dorothy G. Singer,Jerome L. Singer
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 803
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1412982421
ISBN 13: 9781412982429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Children and the Media Book Review:

Cyber-bullying, sexting, and the effects that violent video games have on children are widely discussed and debated. With a renowned international group of researchers and scholars, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Children and the Media covers these topics, is updated with cutting-edge research, and includes comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This revision examines the social and cognitive effects of new media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, iPads, and cell phones, and how children are using this new technology. This book summarizes the latest research on children and the media and suggests directions for future research. This book also attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television, new technologies, and other electronic media.

The Handbook of Children Media and Development

The Handbook of Children  Media and Development
Author: Sandra L. Calvert,Barbara J. Wilson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2010-12-13
ISBN 10: 1444336940
ISBN 13: 9781444336948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Children Media and Development Book Review:

This volume contains 25 essays that present the latest research on how children use and are influenced by various mass media, but also on the business models underlying the industry and an array of possible policies and interventions designed to protect children. The editors draw upon experts in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental science, communication, and medicine to provide an authoritative, comprehensive look at the empirical research on media and media policies within the field.

The African American Child Second Edition

The African American Child  Second Edition
Author: Yvette R. Harris, PhD,James A. Graham, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-02-13
ISBN 10: 0826110193
ISBN 13: 9780826110190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African American Child Second Edition Book Review:


Babes in Tomorrowland

Babes in Tomorrowland
Author: Nicholas Sammond
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2005-06-29
ISBN 10: 0822386836
ISBN 13: 9780822386834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babes in Tomorrowland Book Review:

Linking Margaret Mead to the Mickey Mouse Club and behaviorism to Bambi, Nicholas Sammond traces a path back to the early-twentieth-century sources of “the normal American child.” He locates the origins of this hypothetical child in the interplay between developmental science and popular media. In the process, he shows that the relationship between the media and the child has long been much more symbiotic than arguments that the child is irrevocably shaped by the media it consumes would lead one to believe. Focusing on the products of the Walt Disney company, Sammond demonstrates that without a vision of a normal American child and the belief that movies and television either helped or hindered its development, Disney might never have found its market niche as the paragon of family entertainment. At the same time, without media producers such as Disney, representations of the ideal child would not have circulated as freely in American popular culture. In vivid detail, Sammond describes how the latest thinking about human development was translated into the practice of child-rearing and how magazines and parenting manuals characterized the child as the crucible of an ideal American culture. He chronicles how Walt Disney Productions’ greatest creation—the image of Walt Disney himself—was made to embody evolving ideas of what was best for the child and for society. Bringing popular child-rearing manuals, periodicals, advertisements, and mainstream sociological texts together with the films, tv programs, ancillary products, and public relations materials of Walt Disney Productions, Babes in Tomorrowland reveals a child that was as much the necessary precursor of popular media as the victim of its excesses.

Bring the World to the Child

Bring the World to the Child
Author: Katie Day Good
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN 10: 0262538024
ISBN 13: 9780262538022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bring the World to the Child Book Review:

How, long before the advent of computers and the internet, educators used technology to help students become media-literate, future-ready, and world-minded citizens. Today, educators, technology leaders, and policy makers promote the importance of “global,” “wired,” and “multimodal” learning; efforts to teach young people to become engaged global citizens and skilled users of media often go hand in hand. But the use of technology to bring students into closer contact with the outside world did not begin with the first computer in a classroom. In this book, Katie Day Good traces the roots of the digital era's “connected learning” and “global classrooms” to the first half of the twentieth century, when educators adopted a range of media and materials—including lantern slides, bulletin boards, radios, and film projectors—as what she terms “technologies of global citizenship.” Good describes how progressive reformers in the early twentieth century made a case for deploying diverse media technologies in the classroom to promote cosmopolitanism and civic-minded learning. To “bring the world to the child,” these reformers praised not only new mechanical media—including stereoscopes, photography, and educational films—but also humbler forms of media, created by teachers and children, including scrapbooks, peace pageants, and pen pal correspondence. The goal was a “mediated cosmopolitanism,” teaching children to look outward onto a fast-changing world—and inward, at their own national greatness. Good argues that the public school system became a fraught site of global media reception, production, and exchange in American life, teaching children to engage with cultural differences while reinforcing hegemonic ideas about race, citizenship, and US-world relations.

Kids and Media at the New Millennium

Kids and Media at the New Millennium
Author: Donald F. Roberts
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0788188895
ISBN 13: 9780788188893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kids and Media at the New Millennium Book Review:

The new communication technologies play a major role in the lives of children & adolescents, who have available an almost continual diet of highly vivid, on demand, audiovisual images. In order to paint a comprehensive picture of children's media environment & media use patterns, a national study of the media environment & media habits of U.S. children ages 2 through 18 years was undertaken. This report includes results for two nationally representative samples totaling 3,155 children ages 2-18 years, including over-samples of both Black & Hispanic children. In addition, week-long media use diaries were collected from 621 of these children.

The Self Driven Child

The Self Driven Child
Author: William Stixrud, PhD,Ned Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 0735222533
ISBN 13: 9780735222533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Self Driven Child Book Review:

“Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop.” —NPR “This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this doesn't mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges. The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.

Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers

Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children  Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers
Author: Jennifer W. Shewmaker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 1440833346
ISBN 13: 9781440833342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers Book Review:

This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. • Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education • Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems • Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals • Covers television, movies, music, and other media • Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages

The Girl in the Photograph

The Girl in the Photograph
Author: Byron L. Dorgan
Publsiher: Thomas Dunne Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN 10: 1250173655
ISBN 13: 9781250173652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in the Photograph Book Review:

Through the story of Tamara, an abused Native American child, North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan describes the plight of many children living on reservations—and offers hope for the future. On a winter morning in 1990, U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota picked up the Bismarck Tribune. On the front page, a small Native American girl gazed into the distance, shedding a tear. The headline: "Foster home children beaten—and nobody's helping." Dorgan, who had been working with American Indian tribes to secure resources, was upset. He flew to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to meet with five-year-old Tamara who had suffered a horrible beating at a foster home. He visited with Tamara and her grandfather and they became friends. Then Tamara disappeared. And he would search for her for decades until they finally found each other again. This book is her story, from childhood to the present, but it's also the story of a people and a nation. More than one in three American Indian/Alaskan Native children live in poverty. AI/AN children are disproportionately in foster care and awaiting adoption. Suicide among AI/AN youth ages 15 to 24 is 2.5 times the national rate. How has America allowed this to happen? As distressing a situation as it is, this is also a story of hope and resilience. Dorgan, who founded the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute, has worked tirelessly to bring Native youth voices to the forefront of policy discussions, engage Native youth in leadership and advocacy, and secure and share resources for Native youth. You will fall in love with this heartbreaking story, but end the book knowing what can be done and what you can do.

Media Children and the Family

Media  Children  and the Family
Author: Dolf Zillmann,Jennings Bryant,Aletha C. Huston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1136690212
ISBN 13: 9781136690211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Children and the Family Book Review:

This book brings together a group of scholars to share findings and insights on the effects of media on children and family. Their contributions reflect not only widely divergent political orientations and value systems, but also three distinct domains of inquiry into human motivation and behavior -- social scientific, psychodynamic (or psychoanalytical), and clinical practice. Each of these three domains is privy to important evidence and insights that need to transcend epistemological and methodological boundaries if understanding of the subject is to improve dramatically. In keeping with this notion, the editors asked the authors to go beyond a summary of findings, and lend additional distinction to the book by applying the "binoculars" of their particular perspective and offering suggestions as to the implications of their findings. One of the goals of the conference that resulted in this book was consensus building in the area of media and family. From examining the findings and insights of a diverse group of scholars, it seems that consensus building in several areas is a distinct possibility. Addressing the concerns of educators about the influence of the mass media of communication -- entertainment programs in particular -- on children and the welfare of the nuclear family, this volume projects directions for superior programming, especially for educational television. The influence of sex and violence on children and adults is given much attention, and the development of moral judgment and sexual expectations, among other things, is explored. The critical analysis of media effects includes examination of positive contributions of the media, such as the search for missing children and exemplary educational programs.

The Socialization of the African American Child

The Socialization of the African American Child
Author: Sekou Clincy
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-08
ISBN 10: 1449087884
ISBN 13: 9781449087883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Socialization of the African American Child Book Review:

The main objective of this book is to afford readers a comprehensive view of the current state of the African American experience from the perspective of a child and youth. Oftentimes, members within and outside the African American community fail to objectively critique this culture. The worst of the culture is perpetuated due to the lack of understanding of the origins of African American history and how that history relates to the socialization process. This book also explores the generational influence in socializing African American children. Beginning with the Great Depression generation to the hip-hop and generation Y generations, the norms and values past down to African American children are examined. As significant as passing down norms and values are, most normally little stock is given by parents toward instilling a sense of honor for community environment and service to others.From society's viewpoint, most Americans feel that only African Americans can shape the development of black children and youth- - a great misconception. There are many white, Native American, Hispanic and Asian teachers involved in the development of African American children. On average, black children/youth spend an average of seven hours in school with educators of all races and ethnicities. However, very few to none of these experiences are in institutional settings where their culture is at the center of learning. Is African American culture on a path towards extinction? Are African American parents and immediate caregivers preparing their children to effectively function in a global technological age?Is African American culture on a path towards extinction? Are African American parents and immediate caregivers preparing their children to properly function in a global technological age? These questions and more will be addressed in this book.

Children Adolescents and the Media

Children  Adolescents  and the Media
Author: Victor C. Strasburger,Barbara J. Wilson,Amy B. Jordan
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 615
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1412944678
ISBN 13: 9781412944670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Adolescents and the Media Book Review:

Up-to-date and case-study laden analysis of how children and adolescents interact with the media.

Children and Media

Children and Media
Author: Dafna Lemish
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-12-10
ISBN 10: 1118787056
ISBN 13: 9781118787052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children and Media Book Review:

Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, Children and Media explores the role of modern media, including the internet, television, mobile media and video games, in the development of children, adolescents, and childhood. Primer to global issues and core research into children and the media integrating work from around the world Comprehensive integration of work that bridges disciplines, theoretical and research traditions and methods Covers both critical/qualitative and quantitative approaches to the topic

The African American Child

The African American Child
Author: Yvette R. Harris, PhD,James A. Graham, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780826101044
ISBN 13: 0826101046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African American Child Book Review:

"This book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic book should be in all libraries, filling an unfortunate gap. Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This major new textbook introduces students to issues that have an impact on the lives of African American children but have typically been ignored (or inadequately discussed) in mainstream child development textbooks. The authors hope to familiarize students with a sampling of research that moves beyond a deficit view of the development of the African American child while stimulating critical thinking about future directions for research on African American children and their families. The book is designed to be student friendly--with each chapter presenting an overview of the material covered as well as an "Insider's Voice" (which offers a personal story or viewpoint about the issues discussed in the chapter). Each chapter goes on to feature a dialogue of current biological, environmental, constructivist, and cultural-contextual theories) as well as suggestions for additional reading, videos, websites, and questions to guide critical thinking.

Kids Media Culture

Kids  Media Culture
Author: Jane Feuer,Marsha Kinder,Lynn Spigel,Mary Beth Haralovich
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780822323716
ISBN 13: 0822323710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kids Media Culture Book Review:

A collection of feminist cultural studies essays on children’s television.

Otitis Media in Infants and Children

Otitis Media in Infants and Children
Author: Charles D. Bluestone,Jerome O. Klein
Publsiher: PMPH-USA
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781550093353
ISBN 13: 1550093355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Otitis Media in Infants and Children Book Review:

The new edition of this classic text provides a critical and contemporary review of the latest medical findings on otitis media and effusion. Each chapter has been substantially updated to include the latest studies of the anatomy and physiology of the Eustachian tube, current guidelines for clinical and microbiologic diagnosis and case ......

Children Adolescents and the Media An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Children  Adolescents  and the Media  An Issue of Pediatric Clinics   E Book
Author: Victor C. Strasburger
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 1455746827
ISBN 13: 9781455746828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Adolescents and the Media An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book Book Review:

Dr. Strasburger addresses a popular topic in mainstream media: What are the effects of the multitude of media that are available to our children and adolescents? His well-published authors try to answser this question with articles devoted to thefollowng topics: Health Effects of Media on Children and Adolescents; What Every Pediatrician Needs to Know About Social Networking Sites; Should Babies Be Watching TV and Videos?; Internet Bullying; Creative and Prosocial Uses of Media; Videogames: Good or Bad?; The New Threat of Digital Advertising; Does Media Use Cause Obesity?; Media in the Classroom; Eating Disorders and the Media; and Setting Up an Adolescent Health Website.

The SAGE Handbook of Child Development Multiculturalism and Media

The SAGE Handbook of Child Development  Multiculturalism  and Media
Author: Joy Keiko Asamen,Mesha L. Ellis,Gordon L. Berry
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-06-27
ISBN 10: 1483342719
ISBN 13: 9781483342719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Child Development Multiculturalism and Media Book Review:

The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.