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[23 Jan 2010 | 16 Comments | ]
Children Media Consumption: 7.5 Hours a Day

A New Media Consumption Study shows children watch 7.5 Hours of Media per Day. That is almost as much time as adults spend at work except adults only work 5 days a week!

Kaiser Family Foundation found increased usage in online media consumption, music listening, video games, tv shows among other mediums resulting in nearly 11 hours of constant media intake. Much of the growth is contributed by the the increase in various media devices such as cell phone ownership.

The media consumption statistics are very fascinating. Tons of great info. Check it out.

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[10 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Children as Commodities, Influence of Media on Children

 
Media Influence on Children – Marketing Power
“The advertising and marketing industry spends over $17 billion a year on shaping our children’s identities and desires.”
Below is an excellent article discussing the influence of media and money in “commodifying” of children in our modern culture. The article itself is very long so I’ve excerpted pieces of it below with a link at the bottom to the original source. Enjoy!
As we face difficult economic times, everyone is wondering how are we going to bounce back? What can be done? In all the pain …

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[14 Nov 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

Impact of Media on Children
Every single day millions of children are constantly bombarded by media. Television, Internet, Movies, Video Games, Music, Videos are some of the many forms of media that continues to feed particular messages and ideas into our children and ultimately into our culture.
Dr. Douglas A. Gentile, a developmental psychologist and assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Psychology, offered an explanation.
With the 21st century offering a greater number of media than any other period in history, younger generations can view or listen to almost any sort …

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[10 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Below is a video depicting the influence of parents and adults on their children. It is always amazing how much children are fully aware of what goes on around them and pick up on subtle cues and actions.
Though this video does not necessarily talk about media’s impact on children or our culture, it does highlight (though the form of media) that rather than simply blaming media for everything that has gone wrong, we as a whole need to take personal ownership over how our actions and behavior impact those around …

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[9 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Does Media have an impact on our children? This question is no longer a question but something validated through numerous studies over time. Yet why is it that most families continue to allow our children and teens to sit hours on end in front of a TV screen or bother to read up on or screen movies before allowing them to watch? Is it because of the convenience of using the TV as the ultimate babysitter? Is it because we don’t bother to really think about it and assume it …

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Children Identity Theft Happens – Online Safety Tips

Identity theft is an ever-growing problem as generations grow up with the Internet at their side. This isn’t a crime that only happens to adults, as the Identity Theft Assistance Center reports 1 out of 40 households deal with identity theft of underage members. Thieves target minors for social security numbers not already used to obtain credit and jobs. The Parent Teachers Association and LifeLock have teamed up to help parents and children understand online dangers and how to avoid them so they stay safe.

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[8 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Children TV Shows Options on Amazon & Netflix

What are our kids learning from television? The Federal Communications Commission says children currently spend more than three hours a day watching television. Although the FCC has enacted provisions that require broadcasters to improve and increase the educational content of children’s television, there is no consistent way to ensure that what children watch has any redeeming qualities.

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[10 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
New Social Media Revolution 2013 Video

A refresh of the Social Media Revolution video is out. The numbers are staggering and continue grow in a phenomenal pace. Whether this incredible social media growth good for our world or bad is hard to tell….

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[5 Jun 2012 | 16 Comments | ]
Should Children be Allowed on Facebook?

News is spreading.

Facebook is considering allowing children under the age of 13 to have accounts on Facebook.

Previously anyone under the age of 13 were not allowed to have accounts, though a Consumer Report study estimated that out of 20 million minors on Facebook, 7.5 million of these children were younger than 13. Among these users, 5 million were 10 years or younger and were not being supervised by their parents…

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[29 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
The Muppets Movie Review: Good for Children?

The Muppets have always been grown-up versions of the “Sesame Street” characters. If you were a little kid in the late 1970s, you probably have fond memories of watching their variety show. I watched it with my grandfather, listening to him chuckle over the antics of Kermit, Fozzie and the rest…

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[29 Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Is Being Hyperconnected Hurting or Helping our Children?

Why do high tech employees and internet executives not want their child online or using technology?

Does being Hyperconnected online through technology potentially hurt child development and even adult development?

A recent survey released by Pew Internet Projects asked technology experts about this issue… read on!

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[1 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
Top 3 Shared Stories on Facebook 2011: Media & Parenting

Most Shared Media Stories on Facebook
Facebook released the top 40 Most Share Stories on Facebook of 2011. It’s list dominated by Yahoo and CNN stories ranging from stories about light-hearted articles of babies and dogs to more serious topics such as the Japanese Quake and Steve Jobs…

Since we are a media site, we wanted to list below a few notable and well written articles related to MEDIA as well as Parenting. We’ve provided an excerpt so you can get a feel for the article before clicking through… Check it out!