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18 December 2013
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On April 7, the Australian Council on Children and the Media, with funding from the SA Government, will launch a review service of apps for children. This new initiative from ACCM will also incorporate a Children and Gambling Watch list. Project consultant and apps expert Dr Kate Highfield says the onslaught read more »
This is the question asked by Victor C. Strasburger, Ed Donnerstein, and Brad J. Bushman, in their latest article in the journal Pediatrics. They look at the reasons why despite the fact that thousands of studies now exist, and the literature is increasingly clear about the potential impact read more »
The US Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) has released a new summary of research into the effects of media violence. The authors conclude that: What is supported by the vast body of research is the following: Media violence is an important causal risk factor for increased aggression read more »
Dr Michael Rich from the Center on Media and Child Health at the Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health answers this parent question and others on the CMCH website. read more »
For parents looking for ways to manage their children's online access, new parental controls offer more features and flexibility than previous versions. They are neither overly restrictive nor too easy to defeat and don't prey on parents' fears about online risks. Read more on the Common Sense Media read more »