Policy statement - Media education

Academic Article


  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that exposure to mass media (eg, television, movies, video and computer games, the Internet, music lyrics and videos, newspapers, magazines, books, advertising) presents health risks for children and adolescents but can provide benefits as well. Media education has the potential to reduce the harmful effects of media and accentuate the positive effects. By understanding and supporting media education, pediatricians can play an important role in reducing harmful effects of media on children and adolescents. Copyright © 2010 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Pediatrics  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 28443558
  • Author List

  • Strasburger VC; Fuld GL; Mulligan DA; Altmann TR; Brown A; Christakis DA; Clarke-Pearson K; Dreyer BP; Falik HL; Nelson KG
  • Start Page

  • 1012
  • End Page

  • 1017
  • Volume

  • 126
  • Issue

  • 5