Author Topic: MEDIA CONTROL - Stanford Medical School (SMART Curriculum)  (Read 1701 times)

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As suggested in my "books" folder, LCol Dave Grossman mentions Stanford University's Medial School in his revised book 'On Killing'.

"A thousand scholarly studies have proven that if we put media violence in a child's life, we are more likely to get violent behavior. And now Stanford University Medical School has introduced the "SMART" (media turn-off) curriculum, which demonstrates that if we take media violence out of a child's life, we can cut school violence and bullying in half, reduce obesity, and raise test scores by double digits."

USEFUL LINKS — The Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to understanding and responding to the effects of media on the physical, mental, and social health of children through research, production, and education. — The Center for Successful Parenting website is designed to provide information about the negative effects of violent video. The site provides over 900 research citations including the breakthrough scientific brain scan research as well as video clips, news updates, and parent tips. — Great site with excellent resources and information. — Search Institute seeks to help families, schools, and communities make the world a better place for kids. Here you will find the tools and research you need—including our framework of Developmental Assets — The Center for Screen-Time Awareness (CSTA), formerly TV-Turnoff Network is an international nonprofit organization, providing tools for people to live healthier lives in functional families and vibrant communities by taking control of the electronic media in their lives and not allowing it to control them. — This website is part of the University of Michigan Health System and has great resources including links to research which is organized by questions, eg. “Does TV affect children’s brain development. — This is the web site of the Media Awareness Network (MNet), one of the most comprehensive collections of media education and Internet resources. MNet is a Canadian non-profit organization that has been pioneering the development of media literacy programs since 1996. — This organization was developed by parents for parents, teachers and students. Although the organization no longer exists there are great references on the site.