Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents by Amy B. JordanMedia and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents by Amy B. Jordan

Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents

EditorAmy B. Jordan, Daniel Romer

Paperback | May 16, 2014

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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 theevery-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 ofage-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 thatspeaks 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 scholarsworking 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.
Amy B. Jordan is Associate Director of Policy Implementation at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the research on youth and media. She is co-editor (with Dafna Lemish) of the Journal of Children and Media, and co-author/co-editor of four books, including the internationally publishe...
Title:Media and the Well-Being of Children and AdolescentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.12 × 9.25 × 0.68 inPublished:May 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The Editors: Preface1. Amy Bleakley, Sarah Vaala, Amy Jordan and Dan Romer: Media Access and Use in U.S. Homes with Children and Adolescents2. Lori Takeuchi and Michael Levine: Learning in a Digital Age: Toward a New Ecology of Human Development3. Dina Borzekowski: Examining Media's Impact on Children's Weight4. Jennifer Harris: Demonstrating the Harmful Effects of Food Advertising to Children and Adolescents5. Victor Strasburger: Wassssup? Adolescents, Drugs, and the Media6. Jane Brown, Sherine El-Toukhy and Rebecca Ortiz: Growing up Sexually in a Digital World: The Risks and Benefits of Youths' Sexual Media Use7. Sara Prot, Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Stephanie C. Brown, and Edward L. Swing: The Positive and Negative Effects of Video Game Play8. Sonia Livingstone: Risk and Harm on the Internet9. Michele Ybarra: Technology and Public Health Interventions10. Dafna Lemish: Using Media to Aid Children in War, Crisis, and Vulnerable Circumstances11. Ellen Wartella and Alexis Lauricella: Early Learning, Academic Achievement and Children's Digital Media Use12. Sandra Calvert and Melissa Richards: Children's Parasocial Relationships13. Marisa Nightingale: Behind the Scenes: Working with Hollywood to Make Positive Social Change14. David Cohen, Jeannette Betancourt and Jennifer Kotler: Sesame Workshop's Talk, Listen, Connect: A Multiple Media Resource to Benefit Military Families with Young Children15. Anne Collier: Perspectives on Parenting in a Digital Age16. Dan Romer, Amy Jordan and Michael Rich: Conclusion