Explore the latest in media and youth, including advances in understanding effects of media exposure on child and adolescent health.
This cohort study analyzes data for children from the population-based study Growing Up in Singapore Toward Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) to examine the associations between infant screen time, electroencephalography markers, and school-age cognitive outcomes using a mediation analysis.
This Viewpoint discusses the need for health promotion programs and interventions to bolster tobacco-related digital media literacy among adolescents, young adults, parents, teachers, and public health organizations.
This cohort study analyzes data for young children to investigate the association of higher screen time with neurodevelopmental outcomes and whether this association is mediated by outdoor play.
This systematic review assesses the current optimal screening tools available for social network use disorder in children and adolescents.
This cohort study evaluates changes in children’s screen time from before the pandemic to during the pandemic, from July 2019 through August 2021.
This cross-sectional study uses data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study to assess the association of physical activity and screen time with overweight or obesity among adolescents in the US.
This cohort study of middle school students in North Carolina examines whether the frequency of checking behaviors on 3 popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat) is associated with trajectories of functional brain development across adolescence.
This cohort study assesses whether drugs with the most direct-to-consumer television advertising represent advances over existing treatments.
This randomized clinical trial investigates the effect of a machine learning recommender messaging system and viral peer recruitment tool kit on a smoking-cessation intervention.
This cohort study examines the association between the parent-reported frequency of use of mobile devices to calm the emotions and behavior of children aged 3 to 5 years and the long-term difficulties with the children’s executive functioning and emotional reactivity.
This qualitative study summarizes newspaper reporting on views supporting or opposing policies requiring COVID-19 vaccination for organ transplant candidates in the US, the UK, and Canada.
This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses changes in the duration, content, and context of daily digital device use among children and adolescents by comparing estimates made before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This meta-analysis evaluates the size of placebo responses in double-blind randomized clinical trials of cannabinoid treatment for pain and the association of media attention on those trials with participant responses.
This Viewpoint calls for policy action, such as a comprehensive Bill of Children’s Digital Rights, that would embrace rights allowing children and young people to access the digital infrastructure and interact with digital media safely.
This case-control study of children who played and did not play video games examined whether video gaming had a beneficial or detrimental association with cognitive abilities.
This qualitative study investigates emergent conspiracy theories about monkeypox collected from content and metadata posted by users of a social media video app.
This survey study examines the frequency and characteristics of online and technology-facilitated sexual abuse against children and youth in the US.
This randomized clinical trial examines whether vaping prevention advertisements from the Real Cost campaign lead to lower susceptibility to vaping among adolescents.
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