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Children and Interactive Media: A Compendium of Current Research and Directions for the Future


Publication Date: May 2000

Publisher: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Author(s): Ellen A. Wartella; Barbara O'Keefe; Ronda Scantlin

Research Area: Children and Interactive Media

Keywords: Children and Interactive Media; Electronic media; Education; Youth development

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Provides a comprehensive discussion of existing research on children and interactive media. Focuses on how children use emerging communications media (video games, CD-ROMs, the Internet, etc.) outside the classroom. Examines interactive media use and access, and the impact on children's cognitive and social development, and their health and safety.

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