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 over 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.
Key features include:
- provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology and public policy;
- offers a cross-cultural perspective with internationally contributing authors;
- includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet, magazines and music;
- 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.