Resources – Bibliographies; Screen Media and Young Children
- Books on Screen Media and Young Children
- Institutional Recommendations
- Articles and Sites: Young Children’s Use of Screen Media
Books on Screen Media and Young Children:
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (2012) Screen-Free Week 2012 Organizer’s Kit. www.screenfreeweek.org.
Carlsson-Paige, N. (2008) Taking Back Childhood: Helping your kids thrive in a fast-paced, media-saturated, violence-filled world. Hudson St. (See book review page)
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, Caring for Our Children (2011) http://nrckids.org/SearchResults.html?qNrcSrch=television&submit.x=9&submit.y=6
Cordes , C., & Miller, E. (2001) Fool’s Gold: A Critical Look at Computers in Childhood. Alliance for Childhood.
DeGaetano, G. (2004) Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping our Kids Human. Personhood Press.
Egenfeldt-Nielsen, S., & Heide Smith, J. (2004) Playing with Fire: How Do Computer Games Influence the Player? UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children and Violence on the Screen at Nordicom
Levin, D. (1998) Remote Controlled Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture. NAEYC.
Linn, S. (2005) Consuming Kids: Protecting Our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing & Advertising. Anchor Books.
Linn, S. (2008) The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World. The New Press.
Rideout, V. (2011) Zero to eight: Children’s media use in America. San Francisco, CA, Common Sense Media: 11, 25, 27.
Rideout, V. & Hamel, E. (2006) The Media Family: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and their Parents. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Souza, M. D., & Cabello, P., Eds. (2010) The Emerging Media Toddlers UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children and Violence on the Screen at Nordicom.
von Feilitzen, C., & Bucht, C. (2001) Outlooks on Children and Media: Child Rights, Media Trends, Media Research, Media Literacy, Child Participation, Declarations. UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children and Violence on the Screen at Nordicom.
about Young Children’s Exposure to Screen Media:
- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):
- Media Education, (2010) http://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Media-Education-What-Parents-Can-Do.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token (accessed 7/13/12).
- Children, Adolescents, Obesity, and the Media, 2011 (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/1/201.full?sid=76ab8514-4aef-4a0c-820f-5fc58436d50b) (accessed 3/17/12)
- Media Use by Children Younger Than 2 Years, 2011 (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/1040.full?sid=065ca470-89ad-404a-acb4-dee7261b3a0a) (accessed 3/17/12)
- Children, Adolescents, and Television, 2001 (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/107/2/423.full) (accessed 3/17/12)
- Media Violence. 2009. (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/5/1495.full) (accessed 3/18/12)
- Children, Adolescents, and Advertising. 2006, reaffirmed 2010. (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/118/6/2563.full( (accessed 3/18/12).
- AAP, American Public Health Assn., National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care & Early Education. 2011. Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, Third Edition. (http://nrckids.org/CFOC3/CFOC3_color.pdf) (accessed 3/17/12). Family Checklist for Physical Activity in Early Care and Education, Standards 220.127.116.11 (Limiting Screen Time — Media, Computer Time) and 18.104.22.168 (Caregivers’/Teachers’ Encouragement of Physical Activity).
- Frank Porter Graham Center, University of North Carolina, Additional Notes for Clarification of the ITERS-R, ECERS-R, and FCCERS-R. 2012. (http://ers.fpg.unc.edu/sites/ers.fpg.unc.edu/files/ITERS-R%20Additional%20Notes%2007-11.pdf) (accessed 3/17/12) ITERS Note 25, Standards 1.4 and 3.3.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media (FRC), Position Statement: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. 2012. (http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PS_technology_WEB2.pdf) (accessed 3/17/12).
- NAEYC, New Guidance on Accreditation Criteria, Effective April 15, 2012. (http://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/
file/NewGuidanceOnNAEYCAccreditationCriteriaEffectiveApril2012.pdf) (accessed 3/17/12). Standard 2.H., p. 2.
- White House, Let’s Move! Initiative, (WH/Let’s Move) 2012. Let’s Move! Child Care (http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2011/06/08/introducing-let’s-move-child-care-tools-child-and-day-care-centers-and-family-care-h ) (accessed 3/17/12).
- Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (NIH/NIM), Report: Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies (6/23/2011). (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13124#toc), pp. 6, 119-124.
Selected Articles and Websites
about Young Children’s Use of Screen Media:
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Alliance for Childhood, and Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment, Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology, and Ealry Education,
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/issues/overview.html.
CEASE (2009) When Children See Scary and Violent Media [Transfer link from Articles page to here]
Christakis, D. A., & Garrison, M. M. (2009). Preschool-aged children’s television viewing time in child care settings, Pediatrics 124:6, 1627-1632.
Courage, M., Murphy, A., Goulding, S., Setliff, A. (2010) When the television is on: The impact of infant-directed video on 6- and 18- month-olds’ attention during toy play and on parent-infant interaction. Infant Behavior and Development 33: 176-188.
Davisson, S. (2009) Alternatives to Screen Time [Transfer link from Articles page to here]
Elkind, D. (November/December 2011) What the future holds for young children. Exchange 33:6 50-52.
Healthy Media Choices, http://www.healthymediachoices.org/ (accessed 7/13/12).
Kosko, K. (2009) Using Media Thoughtfully [Transfer link from Articles page to here]
Levin, D. (2009) Too young to be a consumer: The toll of commercial culture on the rights of childhood. [[link to http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/articles/featured/Levinchildrensrightsmay09.pdf ], Exchange 32:3: 49-52.
Levin, D. (2011) Beyond remote-controlled teaching and learning: The special challenges of helping children construct knowledge today. Exchange ??:?: 59-62.
Nielsen Company (2009) TV viewing among kids at an eight-year high. http://blog.nielsenwire/media_entertainment/tv-viewing-among-kids-at-an-eight-year-high/
Surr, J. (2011) Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood [Transfer link from Articles page to here]
Surr, J. (2012), Too many channels: Sifting through the recommendations on screen media and technology, [link to https://ccie-media.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/screenmediaadvice.pdf]
Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment (TRUCE) (2009) Toys, Play & Young Children Action Guide. http://www.truceteachers.org/toyactionguide.html (accessed 5/2/12).
Tandon, P. S., Zhou, C., Lozano, P., & Christakis, D. A. (2011) Preschoolers’ total daily screen time at home and by type of child care. Journal of Pediatrics. 158: 297-300.
Vandewater, E. A., Bickham, D. S., Lee, J. H. (2006). Time well spent? Relating television use to children’s free-time activities. Pediatrics 117:2: 181-191.
Wilson, B. J. (Spring 2008) Media and Children’s Aggression, Fear, and Altruism. Future of Children 18:1, pp. 87-118.
Zero to Three (October/November 2001) Babies, Toddlers, & the Media (Special Theme Issue) Zero to Three 22:2, pp. 4-41.