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Video game could help anxious children (9/30/2014)

Tom Hollenstein is running a two-year trial to see if the video game MindLight can help youth cope with and eventually conquer their anxiety. ...> Full Article


Video-game playing for less than an hour a day is linked with better-adjusted children (8/6/2014)

A new study suggests video game-playing for less than an hour a day is linked with better-adjusted children and teenagers. The research, carried out by Oxford University, found that young people who indulged in a little video game-playing were associated with being better adjusted than those who had never played or those who were on video games for three hours or more. ...> Full Article


Children who exercise have better body-fat distribution, regardless of their weight (5/22/2014)

Maybe the numbers on the scale aren't alarming, but that doesn't mean that healthy-weight children get a pass on exercising, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Pediatrics. ...> Full Article


The damaging effect of media violence on young children (5/11/2014)

Research has demonstrated a link between screen violence and real-world aggression, both in traditional media like violent movies and in newer media including first-person shooter games. Minimizing exposure to virtual violence will not completely eliminate acts of aggression, but it is an important strategy to investigate, according to experts presenting a session on the topic Tuesday, May 7, at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...> Full Article


Study shows lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens (5/8/2014)

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York examined infants 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers. The study showed that children who played non-educational games using touch-screen devices had lower verbal scores upon testing. ...> Full Article


Children's TV time is closely linked to parents' viewing habits (5/4/2014)

The amount of time children spend in front of TV, phone and computer screens is closely associated with their parents' own habits, with much higher weekend viewing than during the week, a new study has found. ...> Full Article


Study finds parental monitoring of children's media use is beneficial (4/5/2014)

Parental monitoring of the time children spend watching television, playing video games and being online can be associated with more sleep, improved school performance and better behavior by the children. ...> Full Article


Frequent childhood nightmares may indicate an increased risk of psychotic traits (3/4/2014)

Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to new research from the University of Warwick. ...> Full Article



Parenting plays key role when african american boys move from preschool to kindergarten (1/31/2014)

Parenting plays key role when african american boys move from preschool to kindergartenWith implications for all children, a new study from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that parenting affects the academic and social performance of African American boys as they move from preschool to kindergarten. In fact, parent-child interactions influence whether or not a high-achieving African American boy stays on course. ...> Full Article


Teens 'eat more, cheat more' after playing violent video games (12/2/2013)

Playing violent video games not only increases aggression, it also leads to less self-control and more cheating, a new study finds. ...> Full Article



With board games, it's how children count that counts (11/25/2013)

With board games, it's how children count that countsResearchers have examined whether playing board games can help children improve math skills. It turns out the method children use to count as they move their tokens on a board game is directly linked to their gains in numeracy, according to researchers from Boston College and Carnegie Mellon University. The new study suggests parents and teachers need to direct children's attention to the numbers on the board game in order to realize math gains. ...> Full Article


Managing children's screen time: What parents need to know (10/27/2013)

UC research is represented among the national, regional and local experts to be featured at a Cincinnati symposium. ...> Full Article


Research shows 'advergames' promote unhealthy foods for kids (10/16/2013)

Not only do some online video games promote a less-than-active lifestyle for children, the content of some of these games also may be contributing to unhealthy diets. A team of Michigan State University researchers took a closer look at what are called advergames and found they have a tendency to promote foods that are chock full of fat, sugar and sodium. ...> Full Article


Teens interested in healthy minds -- and ripped bodies (9/18/2013)

In a recent study on adolescent perceptions surrounding physical activity, James Gavin, professor in Concordia University's Department of Applied Human Sciences, found that teens are just as aware of the mental benefits of exercise -- such as increased confidence, self-esteem and autonomy -- as they are of physical benefits. ...> Full Article


Video games do not make vulnerable teens more violent (9/6/2013)

Do violent video games such as "Mortal Kombat," "Halo" and "Grand Theft Auto" trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder to become aggressive bullies or delinquents? No, according to Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University and independent researcher Cheryl Olson from the US in a study published in Springer's Journal of Youth and Adolescence. ...> Full Article


Head hits can be reduced in youth football (8/12/2013)

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech. ...> Full Article


Violent video games don't always reduce subsequent helpfulness (7/13/2013)

Violent or antisocial video games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto do not reliably reduce helpful behaviors in players shortly after playing, according to research published July 3 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Morgan Tear and Mark Nielsen from the University of Queensland, Australia. ...> Full Article


Study: Impulsive kids play more video games (2/29/2012)

Impulsive children with attention problems tend to play more video games, while kids in general who spend lots of time video gaming may also develop impulsiveness and attention difficulties, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. ...> Full Article


Puzzle play may help boost learning math-related skills (2/18/2012)

Children who play with puzzles between ages 2 and 4 later develop better spatial skills, a study by University of Chicago researchers has found. Puzzle play was found to be a significant predictor of cognition after controlling for differences in parents' income, education and the overall amount of parent language input. ...> Full Article


Parents prefer media content ratings system to age-based ratings in new national study (7/2/2011)

Parents prefer media content ratings system to age-based ratings in new national studyAlthough parents appreciate having media ratings systems to help protect their kids from questionable content in movies, video games and television, the current age-based system doesn't meet their needs, according to a new study led by Iowa State University's Douglas Gentile. The study found that parents would prefer media ratings that focus on detailed content information. ...> Full Article


Use of interactive digital exercise games by children can result in high level of energy expenditure (3/23/2011)

Middle school-aged children who participated in interactive digital gaming activities that feature player movement (exergaming), such as dancing or boxing, increased their energy expenditure to a level of moderate or vigorous intensity, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the July print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...> Full Article


Video games are good for girls -- if parents play along (2/11/2011)

Researchers from Brigham Young University's School of Family Life conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their families and had stronger mental health. ...> Full Article


Culturally inspired mobile phone games help Chinese children learn language characters (10/21/2010)

Culturally inspired mobile phone games help Chinese children learn language charactersMobile phone-based games could provide a new way to teach basic knowledge of Chinese language characters that might be particularly helpful in underdeveloped rural areas of China, say researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Mobile & Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies Project. ...> Full Article

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