Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2006-12-14
From Internet censorship to sex and violence on television and in video games to debates over rock lyrics, the media and their affect on children and adolescents is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. The Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. With over 400 entries, the two volumes of this resource cover the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact - for good and ill - on children and adolescents. Key features include: - provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology and public policy; - offers a cross-cultural perspective with internationally contributing authors; - includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet, magazines and music; - explores complex and difficult topics such as violence, sex, rating systems and warning labels, attention-deficit disorder, body image and eating disorders, popular music lyrics, advertising, digital music downloading, parental involvement, policymaking and child development.