Australian Council on Children and the Media

Why is it so hard to believe that media influence children and adolescents? April 5, 2014

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 of media on a variety of health issues, many people choose not to acknowledge this evidence.