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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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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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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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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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Paying for loot boxes is linked to problem gambling, regardless of specific features like cash-out and pay-to-win, Computers in Human Behavior, January 2020
Latest Scientific News

Paying for loot boxes is linked to problem gambling, regardless of specific features like cash-out and pay-to-win, Computers in Human Behavior, January 2020

Authors David Zendle, Paul Cairns, Herbie Barnett, Cade McCall Publication Computers in Human Behavior, January 2020 Abstract "Loot boxes are...
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What helps children learn difficult tasks: A teacher’s presence may be worth more than a screen, Trends in Neuroscience and Education, December 2019
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What helps children learn difficult tasks: A teacher’s presence may be worth more than a screen, Trends in Neuroscience and Education, December 2019

Authors Katarzyna Kostyrka-Allchorne, Amanda Holland, Nicholas R. Cooper, Woakil Ahamed, Rachel K. Marrow, Andrew Simpson Publication Trends in Neuroscience &...
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Children’s perceptions of the moral worth of live agents, robots, and inanimate objects, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, November 2019
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Children’s perceptions of the moral worth of live agents, robots, and inanimate objects, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, November 2019

Authors Kristyn Sommer, Mark Nielsen, Madeline Draheim, Jonathan Redshaw, Eric J. Vanman, Matti Wilks Publication Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,...
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Associations Between Time Spent Using Social Media and Internalizing and Externalizing Problems Among US Youth, JAMA Psychiatry, September 2019
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Associations Between Time Spent Using Social Media and Internalizing and Externalizing Problems Among US Youth, JAMA Psychiatry, September 2019

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Parent and peer attachment as predictors of facebook addiction symptoms in different developmental stages (early adolescents and adolescents), Addictive Behaviors, August 2019
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Parent and peer attachment as predictors of facebook addiction symptoms in different developmental stages (early adolescents and adolescents), Addictive Behaviors, August 2019

Authors Badenes-Ribera, L., Fabris, M.A., Gastaldi, F.G.M., Prino, L.E., Longobardi, C Publication Addictive Behaviors, August 2019, Volume 95 Abstract Facebook...
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Reach for your cell phone at your own risk: The cognitive costs of media choice for breaks, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, August 2019
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Reach for your cell phone at your own risk: The cognitive costs of media choice for breaks, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, August 2019

Authors Kang, S., Kurtzberg, TR. Publication Journal of Behavioral Addictions, August 2019 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Since there is steady increase in...
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2018 DIGITAL MEDIA
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Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development &
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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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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  • 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.

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Please check back for the 2019 call for proposals.

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