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Adolescent Use of Mobile Phones for Calling and for Sending Text Messages After Lights Out: Results from a Prospective Cohort Study with a One-Year Follow-Up
THE USE OF THE MODERN MEANS OF INTERPERSONAL AND MASS COMMUNICATION HAS BECOME AN ESSENTIAL PART OF BEING YOUNG. CHILDREN'S bedrooms are connected to global networks through internet access andExpand
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Results From a Prospective Cohort Study
Objective: The aim of the study is to examine whether the playing of driving games and the viewing of music videos during adolescence predict crash involvement in emerging adulthood. Method: AExpand
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Television viewing, computer game playing, and Internet use and self-reported time to bed and time out of bed in secondary-school children.
Objective: To investigate the relationship between the presence of a television set, a gaming computer, and/or an Internet connection in the room of adolescents and television viewing, computer gameExpand
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The Influence of Perceived Parental Guidance Patterns on Children's Media Use: Gender Differences and Media Displacement
A survey of 70 to 11 year olds showed that restrictive guidance leads to a reduction of media consumption, whereas other forms of guidance do not. Restriction of the use of one medium may lead to anExpand
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The portrayal of risk-taking in traffic : a content analysis of popular action movies
Traffic crashes are an important cause of injury and death among young people. It has heen argued that there may be an association between media depictions of risky driving and adolescents' drivingExpand
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Is television bad for your health? Behavior and body image of the adolescent "couch potato"
This article examines the potential health effects of television. A survey of 1035 Flemish 17- and 18-year-olds shows that eating snacks and drinking regularly accompany viewing. Television was alsoExpand
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The Selective Viewer
This article reviews the literature on television viewer selectivity and links it to the findings of a Flemish survey. The article suggests that selective viewing does exist and that some viewers areExpand
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