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These guidelines include scientific-based insights and suggestions to set boundaries, monitor content and more when dealing with children and screens.

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For Researchers

These guidelines include scientific-based insights and suggestions to set boundaries, monitor content and more when dealing with children and screens.

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For Parents

These guidelines include scientific-based insights and suggestions to set boundaries, monitor content and more when dealing with children and screens.

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Children and Screens Endorses Proposed Federal Act For Researching Media Impacts as “An Important Step Forward”

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For Educators

These guidelines include scientific-based insights and suggestions to set boundaries, monitor content and more when dealing with children and screens.

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For Children and Teens

These guidelines include scientific-based insights and suggestions to set boundaries, monitor content and more when dealing with children and screens.

Latest Scientific News

Short-term efficacy of reducing screen media use on physical activity, sleep, and physiological stress in families with children aged 4–14: study protocol for the SCREENS randomized controlled trial, BMC Public Health, March 2020
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Short-term efficacy of reducing screen media use on physical activity, sleep, and physiological stress in families with children aged 4–14: study protocol for the SCREENS randomized controlled trial, BMC Public Health, March 2020

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Associations Between Screen Use and Child Language Skills: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, JAMA Pediatrics, March 2020
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Associations Between Screen Use and Child Language Skills: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, JAMA Pediatrics, March 2020

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Increases in Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide Among U.S. Adolescents After 2012 and Links to Technology Use: Possible Mechanisms, Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practices, March 2020
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Increases in Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide Among U.S. Adolescents After 2012 and Links to Technology Use: Possible Mechanisms, Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practices, March 2020

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See, Like, Share, Remember: Adolescents’ Responses to Unhealthy-, Healthy- and Non-Food Advertising in Social Media, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, March 2020
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See, Like, Share, Remember: Adolescents’ Responses to Unhealthy-, Healthy- and Non-Food Advertising in Social Media, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, March 2020

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Youth and digital citizenship+ (plus): Understanding skills for a digital world. Youth and Media, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, March 2020
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Youth and digital citizenship+ (plus): Understanding skills for a digital world. Youth and Media, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, March 2020

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Humanizing Technology: Smartphone usage in the learning environment, Environmental Behavior Proceedings Journal, March 2020
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Humanizing Technology: Smartphone usage in the learning environment, Environmental Behavior Proceedings Journal, March 2020

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The Effect of Narrative on Physical Activity via Immersion During Active Video Game Play in Children, Mediation Analysis, March 2020
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The Effect of Narrative on Physical Activity via Immersion During Active Video Game Play in Children, Mediation Analysis, March 2020

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Increased Time Outdoors Is Followed by Reversal of the Long-Term Trend to Reduced Visual Acuity in Taiwan Primary School Students, American Academy of Opthalmology, February 2020
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Increased Time Outdoors Is Followed by Reversal of the Long-Term Trend to Reduced Visual Acuity in Taiwan Primary School Students, American Academy of Opthalmology, February 2020

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Problematic phone use, depression, and technology interference among mothers, Psychology of Popular Media, 2020
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Problematic phone use, depression, and technology interference among mothers, Psychology of Popular Media, 2020

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2018 DIGITAL MEDIA
AND DEVELOPING
MINDS CONGRESS SUMMARY

Co-Sponsored by:

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development &
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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Journal Supplements

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2018 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
This special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) emerged from our large convention with the National Academy of Sciences.
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November 2017 pediatrics supplement
2017 Pediatrics
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The Pediatrics Supplement is a result of over 140 experts' collaboration and research through the support of Children and Screens
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Supporting the Institute’s mission, the grants program is intended to:

  • Cultivate a national research agenda that has been developed at the Digital Media and Developing Minds Research Congresses.

  • Continue developing transdisciplinary efforts and collaborations to bridge the scientific research gap that exists between the scientific and clinical communities.

  • Provide researchers access to early-stage financial support necessary to pilot worthy new projects studying the impact of children’s engagement with current and evolving technologies.

  • Develop and design for a national multi-center longitudinal study using the latest technological tools and methodologies.

The latest interdisciplinary grants research cycle is over.

Please check back for the 2020 call for proposals.

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