Handbook of Children and the Media
Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from around the world, the Handbook of Children and the Media is an all-inclusive, comprehensive analysis of the field for students and researchers. This book summarizes the current scope of research on children and the media, suggests directions for future research, and attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television and other electronic media.
The new edition examines the proliferation of new forms of electronic media such as video and Internet enabled mobile phones, iPods, iPads, and Kindle that are accessible to even some of the youngest children, as well as the introduction of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Skype and texting as forms of communication among young people and adults.
Fully revised and updated, this Second Edition of a popular text is:
Authoritative: The respected experience of Dorothy and Jerome Singer, coupled with an outstanding team of contributing authors, makes this the most authoritative volume available on this topic.
Comprehensive: More than 30 chapters in 3 sections examine the psychological, health, and social effects of media on children and their development, the media industry and environment, and policy issues and advocacy.
Cutting Edge: Debates surrounding important policy decisions in this area are often largely uninformed by empirical evidence. This text reviews diverse research and is a touchstone work in this area.
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Why a Handbook on Children and the Media?
Part I Popular Media as Educators and Socializers of Growing Children
Chapter 1 The Use of Television and Other Screen Media
Chapter 2 The Role of Reading for Children and Adolescents in a Digital Age
Chapter 3 Children and New Technologies
Games Internet and Development
Chapter 5 Social Networking Social Gaming Texting
Chapter 6 Attention Comprehension and the Educational Influences of Television and Other Electronic Media
Chapter 21 Children Adolescents Drugs and the Media
Targeting Young People in a Toxic Environment
The Soundtrack of Adolescence
The Media Industry and Its Technology
Chapter 24 The Economic Structure of the Commercial Electronic Childrens Media Industries
Programming and Structure
Chapter 26 The Role of Research and Evaluation in Educational Media
Chapter 27 Hazards and Possibilities of Commercial Media in the Schools
Chapter 7 Electronic Media as Incidental Language Teachers
Chapter 8 Media and the Childs Developing Imagination
Chapter 9 Creating Vigilance for Better Learning From Television
Chapter 10 Effects of Prosocial Media Content on Childrens Social Interactions
Chapter 11 The Media and Childrens Fears Anxieties and Perceptions of Danger
Chapter 12 Effects of Violent Media on Aggression
Chapter 13 Prosocial Antisocial and Other Effects of Recreational Video Games
What Do We Know About Effects on Children and Adolescents?
Chapter 15 Media and Identity Development
Past Present Future
Chapter 17 Media and the Family
Comprehending the Medium in a Complex Multimedia Society
Chapter 19 Childrens Media Use in a Global Perspective
Content Comprehension and Consequences
Part III Policy Issues and Advocacy
Historical Perspectives and Current Practices
Compliance With the Childrens Television Act
Chapter 30 Child and Parent Responses to the AgeBased and ContentBased Television Ratings
Chapter 31 Safeguards for Youth in the Digital Marketing Ecosystem
Government Regulations and Parental Control of Childrens Television Use in the Home
Models and Monitors of Healthy Media Habits
Chapter 34 Media Literacy and Media Education
A History and Analysis
The Future of Literacy and of Pictorial Consciousness