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Teens, Tweens, and Technology
Friday's Progress Notes - January 19, 2011
Mental Health Information - Vol. 15 Issue 1
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1. Electronic aggression
2. Cyber bullies and cyber victims
3. Young people and the new media
4. Sexting - advice for teens and parents
5. Parent's guide to facebook
6. Examining web sites for young children
7. Impact of music lyrics and video on young people
8. Digital marketing targeted to adolescents
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1. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers
Electronic aggression is any kind of harassment or bullying that occurs through email, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, blogs, or text messaging.
Cyberbullies and Cybervictims -- What's the Clinician's Role?
This expert encourages clinicians to become informed about the way kids use technology so that they can help families recognize and address potential problems.
3. THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION
Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media
This book examines young people's participation in the new media ecology. Online book chapters include Media Ecologies, Friendship, Intimacy, Families, Gaming, Creative Production, and Work.
4. NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN AND UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
Sex and Tech: Results from a Survey of Teens and Young Adults
This article includes data from the survey, relevant tips for teens and parents, and other related materials.
5. CONNECT SAFELY
A Parent's Guide to Facebook
The guide provides parents with the tools they need to help their teens optimize privacy and safety on Facebook.
6. PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING
Web Sites for Young Children: Gateway to Online Social Networking?
The article provides information about sites for young children and discusses developmental issues.
7. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Impact of Music, Music Lyrics, and Music Videos on Children and Youth
Research on popular music has explored its effects on schoolwork, social interactions, mood and affect, and particularly behavior.
8. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH
Interactive Food and Beverage Marketing: Targeting Adolescents in the Digital Age
Six key features of interactive media are emblematic of the ways in which young people shape and are being shaped by digital culture.
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