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Brown, Jane D. & Cantor, Joanne R. (2000). An Agenda for Research on Youth and the Media. Journal of Adolescent Health, 27(Suppl. 2), 2-7.


Young people today are growing up in a world unlike anything previous generations experienced. Today’s youth have greater access to more forms of communication than ever before. A recent survey found that 8- to 18-year-olds spend 6–8 hours/day exposed to some form of media (1). In addition to the traditional television (TV), music, magazines, and movies, new kinds of media such as interactive CD-ROMs, video games, E-mail, chat rooms, and Web sites provide everything from the latest scientific discoveries to surrogate friendships, virtual sex, and violence.


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Journal of Adolescent Health


Brown, Jane D.
Cantor, Joanne R.