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: Unknown
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.

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.

Children Adolescents and the Media

Children  Adolescents  and the Media
Author: Victor C. Strasburger,Barbara J. Wilson
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 539
Release: 2002-03-19
ISBN 10: 9780761921240
ISBN 13: 0761921249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Adolescents and the Media Book Review:

Taking an approach grounded in the media effects tradition, this book provides a comprehensive, research-oriented treatment of how children and adolescents interact with the media. Chapters review the latest findings as well as seminal studies that have helped frame the issues in such areas as advertising, violence, video games, sexuality, drugs, body image and eating disorders, music, and the Internet. Each chapter is liberally sprinkled with illustrations, examples from the media, policy debates, and real-life instances of media impact.

Children and Media

Children and Media
Author: Dafna Lemish
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN 10: 1118786777
ISBN 13: 9781118786772
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

Children and the Media

Children and the Media
Author: Everette E. Dennis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351528939
ISBN 13: 9781351528931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children and the Media Book Review:

Throughout history the media has primarily been produced by adults, for adults, about adults. Increasingly, children have become a matter of high priority in the modern media society, and as they have, they have also become the subject of much concern. From debates in Congress about the detrimental effects of movies, comic books, and video games over the last century to efforts to court children as media consumers, there is a clear recognition that the media are not now and probably never were purely adult fare. Their impact on children is at issue.

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 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: 302
Release: 2014-02-13
ISBN 10: 0826110207
ISBN 13: 9780826110206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African American Child Second Edition Book Review:

Praise for the First Edition: "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 This is an evenhanded examination of the challenges affecting the lives of African American children that emphasizes their strengths and resiliency rather than deficits. It is the only text to comprehensively consider the biological, emotional, social, and cultural domains of development in this population. The second edition reflects an acceleration of research on the development of racial identity in African American children, a shift from the dictates of "No Child Left Behind" to a more flexible approach to student academic evaluation, and changes in the economic conditions of African American children and their families. The book also reflects the increase in the number of African American children in foster care and those with incarcerated parents. New coverage also includes new information about the mental health of African Americans, and a new chapter on adolescent development. This new edition features updated statistical information on health problems, healthcare access, new diagnostic techniques, new treatment approaches, and the number of children of African origin. It provides an expanded discussion of the value of qualitative methodology, ethical issues in research, and a discussion of the characteristics of middle and upper class African American families. End-of-chapter discussion questions, an "Insiderís Voice" in each chapter that highlights important elements, and an "Issues Box" that highlights historic and legal issues also enhance the second edition. New to the Second Edition: New inclusion of information on African American adolescents A discussion of the impact of parental incarceration on the long- and short-term outcomes of African American children Updated statistical information on health, academic performance, language and literacy, and other issues Information about children of African origin and their families Information about middle and upper class African American families Expanded discussion of the value of qualitative methodology and ethical issues in research on African American children New diagnostic techniques and treatment approaches for sickle cell anemia Update on work with AA families and children in therapy and the role of community focused therapy A discussion of the role of self-efficacy on academic competence, the influence of NCLB on academic performance, and current initiatives to improve academic outcomes for African American children The current status of Oakland School Boardís Ebonics Resolution New information on Prosocial Behavior and Empathy and Aggressive/Antisocial behavior among African American children Expanded section on how communities affect the lives of African American children including research on African American children and the media End-of-chapter discussion questions "Insiderís Voice" and "Issues Box" features in each chapter

Children Adolescents and the Media

Children  Adolescents  and the Media
Author: Victor C. Strasburger,Barbara J. Wilson,Amy B. Jordan
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 9781412999267
ISBN 13: 141299926X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Adolescents and the Media Book Review:

Children, Adolescents, and the Media, Third Edition provides a comprehensive, research-oriented overview of how the media impact the lives of children and adolescents in modern society. The approach is grounded in a developmental perspective, focusing on how young people of different ages and levels of cognitive, emotional, and social development interact with the media. Incorporating the most up-to-date research available, Authors Victor C. Strasburger, Barbara J. Wilson, and Amy B. Jordan target areas most controversial and at the heart of debates about the media and public health—equipping students to approach the media as critical consumers.

Media and the Well Being of Children and Adolescents

Media and the Well Being of Children and Adolescents
Author: Amy B. Jordan,Daniel Romer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN 10: 0199987475
ISBN 13: 9780199987474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and the Well Being of Children and Adolescents Book Review:

Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents brings together many of the field's most important scholars and media professionals to present cutting-edge theory and empirical research on both the benefits and risks to youth development. It examines the role that media play in the every-day lives of young people and their families, and considers both traditional media such as television and movies as well as "new" digital media, such as video games, cell phones, and the Internet. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One provides up-to-date trends on children and adolescents' access to media in the home, as well as the time they spend with television, computers, and the Internet. Part Two presents research that highlights the potentially negative impact of age-inappropriate or excess media use on children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. Part Three offers examples of how media enhance children's education, health, and social connections. Part Four explores implications for the creation of high-quality, enriching content that speaks to the needs and interests of young people today. The volume's interdisciplinary perspective acknowledges the many controversies surrounding the effects of media on youth, and offers a balanced view of the challenges and opportunities that media represent for healthy development. The book is intended to be a resource for students and scholars working within education, developmental psychology, public health, and communication. Additionally, it speaks to media professionals who seek to create content that enriches the lives of children and adolescents.

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.

Becoming a Media Mentor

Becoming a Media Mentor
Author: Cen Campbell,Claudia Haines,Association for Library Service to Children
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 0838914713
ISBN 13: 9780838914717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Media Mentor Book Review:

Guiding children’s librarians to define, solidify, and refine their roles as media mentors, this book in turn will help facilitate digital literacy for children and families.

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.

All American Boys

All American Boys
Author: Jason Reynolds,Brendan Kiely
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 1481463330
ISBN 13: 9781481463331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All American Boys Book Review:

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could
Author: Watty Piper
Publsiher: Golden Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 0593426436
ISBN 13: 9780593426432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Engine That Could Book Review:

A new Little Golden Book edition of everyone's favorite and inspiring train story! "I think I can! I think I can!" This inspiring motto of the The Little Engine That Could has by spoken by boys and girls everywhere for the last 90 years. The sweet story of the blue engine who shows strength and determination as she successfully moves a train of treats over a mountain was originally published in 1930 and the first Little Golden Book edition came out in 1954. Now today's generation of train fans can enjoy this new Little Golden Book featuring the whole text of the classic story.

The Media s Impact on Children A Handbook for Parents Educators and Policymakers

The Media s Impact on Children  A Handbook for Parents  Educators and Policymakers
Author: Karyn Riddle
Publsiher: ARESTA
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 8493744018
ISBN 13: 9788493744014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Media s Impact on Children A Handbook for Parents Educators and Policymakers Book Review:

Television and Child Development

Television and Child Development
Author: Judith Van Evra
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004-07-21
ISBN 10: 1135615462
ISBN 13: 9781135615468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Television and Child Development Book Review:

Television continues to play a major role in the lives of most children and adolescents, but current research also reflects the explosive growth in new technologies and their widespread use by young people. Integrating information from communication literature as well as from child development and other psychological domains, author Judith Van Evra presents a summary and synthesis of what is currently known about the media's impact on children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, to help discern the complex and significant interplay between other forces in a child's life and the use of various media. This third edition contains updated and expanded coverage of research findings and a review of changing trends in media use including computers, the Internet, books and magazines, music videos, and video games as well as television. New chapters focus on basic research designs and methodologies; cultural diversity; health-related matters and lifestyle choices; media's impact on various social-emotional aspects of a child's development; the use of technology for information and for entertainment; and intervention possibilities, parent strategies, and education. An overall conclusions section at the end of the book provides a cogent summary of findings to date and stimulates discussion of questions and ideas for future research. Television and Child Development explores how, and to what extent, television and other media actually affect children, and what role other variables may play in mediating their impact, so that we can maximize technology's potential for enriching children's cognitive, social, and emotional development, while at the same time minimizing any negative influence. This text is appropriate for researchers, teachers, and students in communications, developmental and social psychology, and education, as well as in areas of advertising, leisure studies, family studies, and health promotion.

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.

EBOOK Children Media And Culture

EBOOK  Children  Media And Culture
Author: Máire Messenger Davies
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-04-16
ISBN 10: 0335240062
ISBN 13: 9780335240067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Children Media And Culture Book Review:

Childhood and children's culture are regularly in the forefront of debates about how society is changing - often, it is argued, for the worse. Some of the most visible changes are new media technology; digital television; the internet; portable entertainment systems such as games, mobile phones, i-pods and so on. Television, the most popular medium with children for the last thirty years, is becoming less so. This book is intended to broaden the public debate about the role of popular media in children's lives. Its definition of 'media' is wide-ranging: not just television and the internet, but also still-popular forms such as fairy tales, children's literature - including the triumphantly successful Harry Potter series - and playground games. It sets these discussions within a framework of historical, sociological and psychological approaches to the study of children and childhood. At times of rapid technological change, public anxieties always arise about how children can be protected from new harmful influences. The book addresses the perennial controversies around media 'effects' from a range of academic perspectives. It examines critically the view that technology has dramatically changed modern children's lives, and looks at how technology has both changed, and sustained, children's cultural experiences in different times and places. Does new interactive technology give children a 'voice'? It can permit children to be their own authors and to engage in civil society, as well as to explore taboo and potentially dangerous areas. The book discusses how children can use technology to enhance their role as 'citizens in the making', as well its utilizing more playful applications. The book includes interviews with both producers and consumers - media workers, and children and their families, and has historical and contemporary illustrations.

Encyclopedia of Children Adolescents and the Media

Encyclopedia of Children  Adolescents  and the Media
Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 886
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1412905303
ISBN 13: 9781412905305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Children Adolescents and the Media Book Review:

From Internet censorship to sex and violence on television and in video games to debates over rock lyrics, the effect of media on children and adolescents is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. The Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. With more than 400 entries, the two volumes of this resource cover the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact—for good and ill—on children and adolescents.