Our very own Mediatrician, Dr. Michael Rich, shared a thought-provoking editorial grounded in research in JAMA Pediatrics this week: "Moving from child advocacy to evidence-based care for digital natives." In this piece. Dr. Rich emphasizes the importance of ongoing scientific investigation to help guide the reccomendations of healthcare professionals and experts in the field. Additionally, Dr. Rich calls for a balanced approach to the research, suggesting that we investigate "how media users are affected, positively as well as negatively, rather than focusing exclusively on harm."
Below are a few of the studies in our Database of Research that Dr. Rich cites in his article.
- Children, adolescents, and the media
- Center on Media and Child Health: scientific evolution responding to technological revolution
- Television viewing as a cause of increasing obesity among children in the United States
- Alcohol use in motion pictures and its relation with early-onset teen drinking
- Effect of seeing tobacco use in films on trying smoking among adolescents: cross sectional study
- Effects of violent video games on aggressive behavior, aggressive cognition, aggressive affect, physiological arousal
- Connections between violent television exposure and adolescent risk taking
- Violent media content and aggressiveness in adolescents: a downward spiral mode
- Social cognitive theory of mass communication
- Characteristics of screen media use associated with higher BMI in young adolescents