Two CMCH scientists, Dr. Marie Evans Schmidt and Dr. Michael Rich, have published an article titled "Media and child health: Pediatric care and anticipatory guidance for the information age" in the most recent issue of Pediatrics in Review.
After reviewing the history of media effects research, they recommend that pediatricians take four action steps:
- Inquire about their patients' media use
- Educate parents about safe media use
- Be aware of resources available to families
- Act as a role model of positive media use