Children, Adolescents, and the Media, Third Edition provides a comprehensive, research-oriented overview of how the media impact the lives of children and adolescents in modern society. The approach is grounded in a developmental perspective, focusing on how young people of different ages and levels of cognitive, emotional, and social development interact with the media. Incorporating the most up-to-date research available, Authors Victor C. Strasburger, Barbara J. Wilson, and Amy B. Jordan target areas most controversial and at the heart of debates about the media and public health—equipping students to approach the media as critical consumers.
Children and Adolescents: Unique Audiences
Prosocial and Educational Media
Sex, Sexuality, and the Media
Drugs and the Media
Obesity, Eating Disorders, and the Media
Family and Media
Children’s Media Policy
This is an easy to read yet incredibly detailed account of the issues facing children and adolescents exposed to the ever-changing world of media and technology. Both classic and more contemporary research is included to support the topics explored. The exercises at the end of each chapter are thought provoking and useful for group discussion tasks to introduce each topic. An excellent text.
Very relevant and up to date research. It is suitable at both undergraduate and postgraduate level which is one of my main reasons for adopting this book. I also enjoyed the relevance from early years to adolescence.
Miss Maeve Dempsey
Institute of Technology Carlow, Institute of Technology Carlow
This has been a vital text for teaching on the 'Young Person in Focus' module, part of BA programme. It is very useful for undergraduate students as it is an accessible book, well written and laid out.
It explores a number of topics and issues which are relevant to understanding the world of young people.
Mrs Tracy Hayes
Working with children and families, University of Cumbria
The course for which this textbook is designed has been pushed back to 2017; unless this is one of the best texts that I have a valuated that focuses on children and the media. The challenge is a lot of assumptions and is greater than the sum of its parts.
A suitable text to cherry pick from in order to stimulate some interesting discussions and debates within the classroom. A number of students also found it useful in developing their thinking further around the subject matter.
Mrs Samantha Shaw
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College