ADDITIONAL resources ON
media AND CHILDREN
- American Academy of Pediatrics. http://www.aap.org. Position statements and handouts on a variety of key media issues.
- Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood www.commercialfreechildhood.org
Coalition working to promote policy and grassroots efforts to stop marketing practices that harm children
- Center for Media Literacy www.medialit.org Selects, evaluates, recommends, and sells quality media literacy teaching resources.
- Coalition for Quality Children’s Media (CQCM)www.kidsfirst.org Publishes Kids First, a newsletter which reviews and rates children movies and videos.
- Commercial Alert www.commercialalert.org
Advocates for policies to limit harmful marketing directed at children
- Common Sense Mediawww.commonsensemedia.org
Reviews children’s media (films, TV and videogames) in terms of age appropriateness.
- Defending the Early Years (DEY)www.deyproject.org
Rallying educators to speak out on current policies that affect the education of young children.
- International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media www.nordicom.gu.se/unesco. Global clearinghouse on media practices, resources and research.
- Kaiser Family Foundation www.kff.org. Prepares the most comprehensive reports on status of media in the lives of children and families
- Media Education Foundationhttp://www.mediaed.org. Documentary films. Challenging media.
- MediaLit4U.com www.medialit4u.com. Media literacy skills for a healthy body, mind, democracy and planet
FILMS AND VIDEOS
- "The Secret Power of the Children's Picture Book" by Meghan Cox Gordon, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 19-20, 2019.
- "The Dangers of Distracted Parenting," by Erika Christakis, The Atlantic, July/August 2018 issue.
- "Why We Can't Look Away from Our Screens," by Claudia Dreifus, New York Times, 3-7-17
- Acuff, Daniel, and Reiher, Robert. (2005). Kidnapped: How Irresponsible Marketers Are Stealing the Minds of Your Children. Kaplan Business.
- Carlsson-Paige, Nancy. (2008). Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids. Penguin Group.
- DeGaetano, Gloria. (2004). Parenting Well in a Media Age. Fawnskin, CA; Personhood Press.
- Dyson, Anne Haas. (1997). Writing Superheroes: Contemporary Childhood, Popular Culture, and Classroom Literacy. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Hoffman, Eric. (2002). Changing Channels: Activities Promoting Media Smarts and Creative Problem Solving for Children. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
- Levin, D. (2013). Remote Control Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
- Levin, Diane and Kilbourne, Jean (2009). So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. Random House.
- Linn, Susan. (2005). Consuming Kids: Protecting Our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing & Advertising. New York: Anchor.
- Rideout, V. & Hame, E. (2006). The Media Family: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and their Parents. Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Rogers, J. (2010). Kids Under Fire: Seven Simple Steps to Combat the Media Attack on Your Child. Adi Press. Lowell, Massachusetts.
- Schor, J. (2004). Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture. NY: Scribner.
FILMS AND VIDEOS
- "Mickey Mouse Monopoly." Media Education Foundation documentary.
- "Consuming Kids." Media Education Foundation documentary.
CHILDREN'S BOOKS ABOUT MEDIA
- Berenstain, Stan. (1984). The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV. Random House.
- Brown, Marc. (1997). Arthur’s TV Trouble. Little, Brown.
- Brown, Marc. (1985). The Bionic Bunny Show. Little, Brown.
- Cantor, Joanne. (2004). Teddy’s TV Troubles. Goblin Fern Press.
- Colon, Raul. (2004). Orson Blasts Off! Atheneus.
- Lewis, Barbara. (1998). The Great TV Turn Off. Bethany House Publishers.
- McPhail, David. (1984). Fix-It. Puffin Books.
- Miller, Sara Swann. (1998). Better than TV. Skylark.
- Novak, Matt. (1994). Mouse TV. Scholastic.
- Polacco, Patricia. (1996). Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair. Philomel.
- Rocco, John. (2011). Blackout. Disney-Hyperion.
- Spinelli, Jerry. (1998). The Library Card. Scholastic Paperbacks.
- Vail, Harriet. (2003). Mama Rex and T Turn Off the TV. Orchard.
- Van Allsburg, Chris. (1991). The Wretched Stone. Houghton Mifflin.
- Winn, Christine M. (1996). Boxhead Boy. Fairview Press.
- Yaccarino, Dan. (2013) Doug Unplugged. Alfred A. Knopf.
- Ziefert, Harriet. (1993). When the TV Broke. Puffin.