Children, Adolescents, and Media in the U.S.: What are the Next Steps to Take?Victor C Straburger*
Department of Pediatrics, MSC10 5590, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Mexico
- *Corresponding Author:
- Victor C Straburger
Department of Pediatrics, MSC10 5590
1 University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM 87131, Mexico
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 03, 2014; Accepted Date: June 06, 2014; Published Date: June 13, 2014
Citation: Straburger VC (2014) Children, Adolescents, and Media in the U.S.: What are the Next Steps to Take?. J Child Adolesc Behav 2:143. doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000143
Copyright: © 2014 Straburger VC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Children and adolescents in the United States now spend >7 hours per day with a variety of different media. Little attention is paid by many parents, educators, and government officials to media effects on young people. This commentary suggests 10 different ways that American society can deal with the impact of media on children and adolescents more effectively.