Old and new media are adversely effecting children in many ways. The doctors in this volume discuss their thoughts on the subject.
Victor Strasburger is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. He is the founding chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and distinguished professor of pediatrics emeritus at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, where he has worked for the past 32 years.
Chapter 1: Why “Old” Media Matter More Than New Media
Victor C. Strasburger, MD
Chapter 2: Social Media for Teens and Preteens - Good or Bad?
Margie J. Hogan, MD
Chapter 3: Is Cyberbullying Worse than In-Person Bullying?
Ed Donnerstein, PhD
Chapter 4: Prescription for an Infodemic: A Pedagogical Response in an Era of “Fake News” Christopher Sperry, PhD
Chapter 5: How Classroom Media Literacy Could Save the World – A very personal reflection Frank W. Baker
Chapter 6: Children’s Educational Media: Promises, Challenges, and Solutions
Sandra L. Calvert, PhD
Chapter 7: Media violence and youth aggression – What is the role of education?
Kristine Paulsen and Lt. Col. (Ret.) David Grossman
Dr. Strasburger has done it again. No editor is more adept at recruiting the field's finest researchers and guiding them as they compose accessible, information rich, cutting-edge, literature syntheses. Kids and Today's Media is a "must-read" for medical professionals, educators, and scholars.
Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the harms of media on children keeps getting more difficult as media colonize our lives to greater and greater extents. Finding practical solutions that fit the science is a challenge. Luckily, this set of volumes helps parents and professionals to thread this needle.
This wonderful collection of chapters by well-known experts on media influences on children does an excellent job of reviewing and discussing problems and opportunities created by today's media. If you are a media effects scholar, or a child development scholar, or a public policy maker, or caretaker of children, or are simply interested in healthy development of children, this volume is well worth your reading.