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Pediatrics Group Cautions Against Violent Video Games For Children

Pixabay Images The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is reiterating its long-standing appeal for parents to keep children away from violent movies and video games. “Although there is broad scientific consensus that virtual violence increases aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, there has been little public action to help mitigate children’s exposure to it,” [...]

Parents Are Having Much Farther Reaching Effects Than They Know

We were pretty good at keeping computers and televisions out of bedrooms, but as technology developed we somehow missed that phones and tablets ARE computers. One of the main conversations I have with parents is about their exhaustion at parenting with so many devices in the home. Parents feel out of control. At my seminars [...]

Impacts of media violence: jury no longer out | Melinda Tankard Reist

FOR a long time it was said the ‘‘jury was out’’ on the impact of media violence. Not any more. A special commission set up by the International Society for Research on Aggression comprising 12 international authors and endorsed by 250 of the world’s leading researchers has concluded that exposure to a range of violent [...]

Watching TV before can disturb kids sleeping patterns

A recent study, Media use and Child Sleep: The Impact of Content, Timing, and Environment, has found that young children who engage with media by watching TV, using computers or playing video games after 7pm are more likely to have sleep issues such as repeated night waking, nightmares and daytime tiredness. It was also noted [...]

Seminar – Scared, sleepless and hostile: Children, violent/frightening media and public policy

The Australian Council on Children (ACCM) and the Media and the Children and Families Research Centre, Macquarie University are holding a one day seminar on Tuesday 1 March 2011 at: NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre 37 Reservoir Street Surry Hills, NSW 2010   Chaired by Professor Alan Hayes Director of the Australian Institute of Family [...]

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