children and television

Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children
Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The use of tablet devices among young children may increase the risk of neck, back and arm pain and reduce physical activity, new Curtin University research which recommends traditional toy play has found. The research, published in Applied Ergonomics, investigated ... Read More »

Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens
Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published in the journal Pediatrics.  “The vast majority of studies ... Read More »

How much TV is too much?
How much TV is too much? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Watching more than three hours of television a day is associated with poorer language skills for 11-year-olds, according to a new international study. The study, by researchers from England’s Newcastle University, Scotland’s Queen Margaret University and La Trobe University and ... Read More »

Children who watch lots of TV have weaker bones in adulthood
Children who watch lots of TV have weaker bones in adulthood (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have found children who spend a lot of time watching television, have poorer and weaker bones in young adulthood which could significantly impact their health in later life. Lead researcher Dr Joanne McVeigh, Curtin’s School of Occupational ... Read More »

Childhood and the touchscreen revolution
Childhood and the touchscreen revolution (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Concerns that tablet computers may harm children’s development appear to be unfounded, early research by Swinburne scientists suggests. Children began to play with tablet computers as soon as they came out in 2010, immediately generating fears that the technology might ... Read More »

Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children
Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent Finnish study showed that individualised and family-based lifestyle counselling helps 6-8-year-old children increase their physical activity levels and improve their diet quality during a two-year follow-up. The results of the study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland ... Read More »

Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos
Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

UK teens are heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images and lyrics in digital YouTube music videos, say researchers at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at The University of Nottingham. The study, published today in the Journal of ... Read More »

Can nonviolence be taught as part of a child’s education?
Can nonviolence be taught as part of a child’s education? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The transformative power of nonviolence has been evidenced in many contexts and by many – most notably in the work by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.  Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud from South African recently visited Australia to give a ... Read More »

Sport TV exposing children to thousands of alcohol-adverts per year
Sport TV exposing children to thousands of alcohol-adverts per year (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from Monash University shows that children are being exposed to thousands of alcohol adverts when watching sport TV, questioning the effectiveness of advertising regulations designed to protect children. The study, published in the international journal PLOS ONE, found ... Read More »

Children’s TV is losing Aussie voice
Children’s TV is losing Aussie voice (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new book by a university researcher argues that Australian children deserve high-quality, locally produced television programs that feature Aussie accents and cultural reference points, but current policies and funding models are inadequate to ensure this happens. Senior Lecturer in ... Read More »

 
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