Children, Adolescents, and the Media:. Health Effects.

Victor C. Strasburger, Amy B. Jordan, Ed Donnerstein

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The media can be a powerful teacher of children and adolescents and have a profound impact on their health. The media are not the leading cause of . any major health problem in the United States, but they . do contribute to a variety of pediatric and adolescent health problems. Given that children and teens spend >7 hours a day with media, one would think that adult society would recognize its impact on young people's attitudes and behaviors. Too little has been done to protect children and adolescents from harmful media effects and to maximize the powerfully prosocial aspects of modern media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-587
Number of pages55
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Cyberbullying
  • Internet
  • Media
  • Media literacy
  • New technology
  • Sexting
  • TV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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