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April 17, 2001
Web Awareness: Knowing the Issues
Sponsored by the Media Awareness Network, this Canadian site provides educators, parents and students information and resources on issues involving youth and the ...
April 6, 2001
TV and Obesity Linked
According to a March 2001 study conducted by a Buffalo University epidemiologist, obesity among children between the ages of 8 and 16 has more than doubled in one ...
April 5, 2001
Computer Games and Girls: An Oxymoron?
Children Now's Winter 2000 issue of Media Now focuses on gender and video games and ways in which the industry can play a role in creating and advertising games that ...
April 3, 2001
Captioned Media Program
This free video lending library funded by the U.S. Department of Education offers videos that are "open-captioned," meaning they will display the text with any ...
January 29, 2001
Funding Opportunity for Youth Technology Programs
The eBay Foundation awards grants of $5,000 to $25,000 for unique programs that utilize technology to empower children and youth. Projects should include ...
January 29, 2001
E-Learning: Putting a World-Class Education at the Fingertips of All Children
The U.S. Dept. of Education's new national educational technology plan completes an 18-month effort that involved educators, administrators, policy-makers and the ...
January 18, 2001
Children and Computer Technology
What do computers mean to kids' development? Or families' opportunities? This Fall/Winter 2000 issue of the Packard Foundation's Future of Children series identifies ...
December 18, 2000
Morino Institute Launches Youth Development Collaborative
The Morino Institute took a "hands-on" attitude in establishing pilot computer centers in four different Washington, DC schools, arguing that giving computers to ...
October 25, 2000
Coalition for Quality Children's Media
A collaboration between the media industry, educators and child advocacy organizations, the Coalition works to make quality children's media more visible and ...
October 3, 2000
Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children
In September of 2000, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported on the results of its investigation into the current marketing practices of the entertainment ...
September 25, 2000
Teachers' Tools for the 21st Century
Based on 1999 survey data, this National Center on Educational Statistics report found that about half of those teachers who have computers available in their schools ...
August 7, 2000
Creating a Children's Policy Agenda in the Digital World
The July 2000 issue of the Children's Partnership's Next Generation Reports is aimed to help advocates who set a technology policy agenda in their state or community.
August 3, 2000
Technology and Young Children
If you're looking for ideas on good sites for young children, classroom tips, funding resources or the latest research on using technology to benefit children from ...
July 17, 2000
Violent Media: Good for Kids?
Bruno Bettelheim, founder and long-time director of the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago, once wrote an entire book, "The Uses of Enchantment," on how ...
June 7, 2000
Tobacco Tactics Still Target Kids
Has the tobacco industry really changed its strategy for recruiting new smokers among youth? Tobacco watchdog groups argue that tobacco companies have merely changed ...
March 16, 2000
Online Content for Low-Income and Underserved Americans
This report from the Children's Partnership examines the digital divide with regard to Web content, and urges community leaders, companies and investors to find ...
March 6, 2000
Survey Says American Families Feel Good about Technology
Most Americans think that computers and the Internet have made their lives better, according to a poll by National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation and ...
February 28, 2000
Explore this American Library Association site as a family. Or, take a free online course on the Internet, including history, terms, and ideas for learning together ...
October 22, 1999
Wonder what teen girls are thinking? New Moon is a magazine by, about and for adolescent girls, designed to help them get through the teen years with self-esteem ...
October 19, 1999
Boys, Masculinity and the Media
What helps boys become real men? Children Now says if you believe the media, it's anger and violence. "Boys to Men: Media Messages About Masculinity," a 1999 report, ...
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