Featured content http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en It's About More than Just Sex http://www.comminit.com/global/content/it%27s-about-more-just-sex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Curricula and Educational Materials to Help Young People Achieve Better Sexual and Reproductive Health </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/fhi360.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="69" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG) compiled this list of curricula on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for young people by calling for materials that are accessible, appropriate, user-friendly, and substantive. Published by FHI 360, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the collection of free-to-download, or purchasable materials is recommenced for work with young people prior to their sexual initiation and, if possibly, through partnerships of schools and community- and faith-based organisations.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.iywg.org/sites/iywg/files/sexed_curriculum-interactive.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access this document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/4871">FHI 360 - Family Health International (FHI)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>23</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/interagency-youth-working-group">Interagency Youth Working Group</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.iywg.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG) website</a>, August 26 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/it%27s-about-more-just-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/it%27s-about-more-just-sex#comments Global Materials 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Children Community Participation Bilaterals Empower Young People Entertainment Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups MDG 6. Combat Diseases School Curricula Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission United Nations Reproductive Health Youth Featured USAID Adolescent Development Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:07:34 +0000 jlevy 9350713 at http://www.comminit.com Using Child Helplines to Protect Children from School Violence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-child-helplines-protect-children-school-violence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/chi_call_centre_fin_600pxw.jpg.ashx_.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cesar Bazan </div> <div class="field-item even"> Emily Laurie </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ammanjah de Vries </div> <div class="field-item even"> Johan Martens </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Catarina Champalimaud </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, March 1, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Plan International (Bazan, Laurie), Child Helpline International (de Vries, Martens, Champalimaud)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"All over the world, irrespective of income levels, class or culture, children are faced with violence and abuse in schools.... In fact, child helplines worldwide receive an average of ten contacts per day, every day, about violence and abuse."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://plan-international.org/files/global/publications/campaigns/using-child-helplines.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 12-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/child-helpline-international-chi">Child Helpline International (CHI)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/283128">Plan International Headquarters</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Davinder Kumar to The Communication Initiative on August 12 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-child-helplines-protect-children-school-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-child-helplines-protect-children-school-violence#comments Egypt Paraguay Sweden Zimbabwe Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Children Child Protection Reducing Violence Phone/Mobile Adolescents and Violence Research NGOs Rights Featured Adolescent Development Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:17:48 +0000 jlevy 9350709 at http://www.comminit.com Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-rural-development-sourcebook <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mario Acunzo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Marzia Pafumi </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Cleofe Torres </div> <div class="field-item even"> Maria Stella Tirol </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/comdev2.jpg" alt="" title="Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook" width="88" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Today more than ever smallholders and rural communities require access to information and communication to make their voices heard and change their lives for the better. Communication for Development [ComDev] facilitates dialogue and collaborative action, combining participatory methods with communication tools ranging from community media to ICTs [information and communication technologies]."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3492e.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 338-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5831">Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>338</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/communication-development-food-and-agriculture-organization">Communication for Development - Food and Agriculture Organization</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.fao.org/publications/card/en/c/c5b8b5d6-132a-4cf4-8b05-21572b2be2b7/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FAO website</a>, August 26 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-rural-development-sourcebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-rural-development-sourcebook#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Agriculture Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Community Participation Livelihoods Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Natural Resources Management United Nations Featured FAO Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:13:34 +0000 kdevries 9350700 at http://www.comminit.com BBC Media Action's Work on Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4:17 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-languages"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Subtitled in English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/field/image/bbc_media_action.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/wetin-dey">Wetin Dey</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/condom-condom-campaign">Condom, Condom! Campaign</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-move-can-mobile-phones-save-lives">Health on the Move: Can Mobile Phones Save Lives?</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/bbc-media-action-3">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWfbQky611Y" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action on the YouTube</a> website, August 21 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health#comments Ethiopia India Nigeria Global Materials Mobile Populations Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Gender Health News Media Prevention NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Health HIV / AIDS Media Development Entertainment-Education Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:04:48 +0000 jlevy 9350699 at http://www.comminit.com Virtual Consultations: Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming and Rural Development http://www.comminit.com/global/event/virtual-consultations-communication-development-community-media-and-icts-family-farming-an <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">Aug 25 2014</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Oct 6 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/yenkasaarticle.png" alt="" title="Virtual Consultations: Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming and Rural Development" width="100" height="52" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Online</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/communication-development-food-and-agriculture-organization">Communication for Development - Food and Agriculture Organization</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/268157">World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/event/virtual-consultations-communication-development-community-media-and-icts-family-farming-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/event/virtual-consultations-communication-development-community-media-and-icts-family-farming-an#comments Global Events Calendar Access Advocacy Agriculture Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Community Participation Livelihoods Network Voice Community Media News/Information News Media Natural Resources Management United Nations Featured Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:29:37 +0000 kdevries 9350698 at http://www.comminit.com Director, Health Systems Strengthening / Capacity Building NHSDP - Pathfinder International - Bangladesh http://www.comminit.com/global/content/director-health-systems-strengthening-capacity-building-nhsdp-pathfinder-international-b <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pathfinder International </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-vacant-post-grade"> <div class="field-label">Reference Number (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15-23-Bangladesh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/path_21.jpg" alt="pathfinder." title=" Director, Health Systems Strengthening / Capacity Building NHSDP - Pathfinder International - Bangladesh" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Pathfinder Overview</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For more information and to apply click here:</p> <p><a href="http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/</a></p> <p><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/director-health-systems-strengthening-capacity-building-nhsdp-pathfinder-international-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/director-health-systems-strengthening-capacity-building-nhsdp-pathfinder-international-b#comments Bangladesh South Asia Jobs and Training Vacancies Development Assistance USAID Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:51:38 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9350683 at http://www.comminit.com Investing in young children makes good business sense http://www.comminit.com/global/content/investing-young-children-makes-good-business-sense <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bvlf_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Michael Feigelson, August 25 2014 - In 2007, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/lancet_child_development/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Lancet</a> medical journal published an article stating that more than 200 million children under five fail to reach their potential in cognitive development because of poverty, poor health and nutrition, and lack of responsive caregiving. This statistic made the rounds in the worlds of public health, education and other segments of society generally focused on the welfare of our youngest citizens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/investing-young-children-makes-good-business-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/investing-young-children-makes-good-business-sense#comments Global Advocacy Advocacy/Partnerships for Child Rights Blogs: Donors and the Development System Basic Education for All Children Quality Early Learning to Scale Person-to-Person Development Assistance Marketing Economic Development Education NGOs Private Sector Featured Global Children, Equity and Development Policy Blogs Early Child Development Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:16:06 +0000 9350674 at http://www.comminit.com Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study http://www.comminit.com/global/content/citizen-participation-and-technology-ndi-study <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ndipic.jpg" alt="" title="Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study" width="98" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"[W]hile technology has the potential to amplify citizens' voices, it must be accompanied by clear political goals and other factors to increase their clout."</em></p> <p> Drawing upon case studies from 9 programmes around the world and a citizen participation theory of change, this case study from the United States (US)-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) explores this question: Does the use of technology in citizen participation programmes amplify citizen voices and increase government responsiveness and accountability?</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.ndi.org/files/Citizen-Participation-and-Technology-an-NDI-Study.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 72-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/282221">National Democratic Institute (NDI)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.ndi.org/node/21589" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">NDI website</a>, August 25 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/citizen-participation-and-technology-ndi-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/citizen-participation-and-technology-ndi-study#comments Burma / Myanmar Egypt Ghana Mexico Peru Uganda Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Community Participation Voice Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile News/Information Radio NGOs Featured Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:24:15 +0000 kdevries 9350673 at http://www.comminit.com Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ebola_and_communication.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Margaret Miller, cross-posted from The World Bank website, August 22 2014 - In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeLrWx6AQec" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See the trailer here</a>) directed by Steven Soderbergh has repeatedly been cited as one of the best examples of a movie taking on the subject of pandemic disease and managing to educate while providing gripping entertainment. This is no coincidence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak#comments West Africa Global Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Community Media Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Featured Health Communication - Africa Global Edutainment - Africa Policy Blogs Health Entertainment-Education Africa Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:46:16 +0000 9350638 at http://www.comminit.com Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/uskids.jpg" alt="" title="Zero to Eight: Children&#039;s Media Use in America 2013" width="100" height="30" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Common Sense Media Research Study </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Victoria Rideout </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 28, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>VJR Consulting</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"...[T]he media children use can have a profound impact - both positive and negative - on learning, social development, and behavior. The only way to maximize the positive impact of media on children is to have an accurate understanding of the role it plays in their lives: which platforms they are using, the activities or content they are engaging on those platforms, and how their media use patterns vary by age, gender, or socioeconomic status."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/seeta-pai-common-sense-media">Seeta Pai - Common Sense Media </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/289942">Victoria Rideout - VJR Consulting</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Emails from Seeta Pai and Victoria Rideout to The Communication Initiative on October 29 2013 and August 24 2014, respectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013#comments United States Trends Access Country Trends Digital Children Entertainment Phone/Mobile Print Education Television NGOs Featured Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development ICT for Development Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:06:05 +0000 kdevries 9350637 at http://www.comminit.com