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Future of Children: Children and Electronic Media

Future of Children
The Woodrow Wilson School Of Public And International Affairs
Date Published: 
April, 2008

This journal features nine articles on the most common forms of electronic media in use today and their influence on the well-being of children and adolescents. The issue is organized by children's outcomes and considers evidence separately for children vs. adolescents, boys vs. girls, and advantaged vs. disadvantaged children. Topics include how exposure to different media forms is linked with such aspects of child well-being as school achievement, cognition, engagement in extracurricular activities, social interaction with peers and family, aggression, fear and anxiety, risky behaviors, and healthy lifestyle choices.

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