From Internet censorship to sex and violence on television and in video games to debates over rock lyrics, the effect of media 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 more than 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.
- Provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology, and public policy
- Offers a cross-cultural perspective with contributing authors from around the globe and entries on the media in Europe and Asia
- Includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet and World Wide Web, magazines, music, and more
- 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