Young People, Media and Health

Risks and Rights

The Clearinghouse Yearbook 2014 focuses on children and young people in relation to media and health issues. Such issues represent central debates in contemporary society and pose major challenges for researchers and practitioners in a number of fields. The various contributions in the book provide different perspectives on the ways in which media and health are interrelated.

Several contributions deal with possible risks to the health and well-being of children and young people in relation to their use of media – as viewers, listeners, readers and being on the internet – including research on how media can influence young people’s physical and mental health. Other contributions treat young people’s health and well-being in relation to their rights to access information, express their views and participate in the media (Articles 12, 13 and 17 in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child). Media can, thus, also become powerful tools for participation and inclusion in groups and society.



Foreword and Introduction: Young People, Media and Health. Risks and Rights 
Media Use and Health Risks 
The Relationship between Offline and Online Risks 
Socially Disadvantaged Children, Media and Health 
Mediated Violence and Related Risk Factors. Examples and Reflections 
Stealing Children’s Innocence in Egypt. Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence  
Sexualisation and Children’s Relationship with the Media 
Policy Statement – Children, Adolescents, Obesity, and the Media 
Impact of Excessive Media Exposure on Sleep and Memory in Children and Adolescents 
Too Many Screens, Too Much Stuff. How Media, Marketing and Commercialization Are Harming Children’s Health 
Food Marketing and Child Health 
The Right to Participation – Communication for Health and Social Change 
Communication and Health of Children and Adolescents in Latin America. Toward a Child and Adolescent-centered Approach 
Body Politics and the Mediated Body. Young Women in Nicaragua Talk about Sexual and Reproductive Rights 
Youth, Media, and Respectful Conversations about Health. Lessons Learned from an Exemplary Project in Nepal  
Children as Agents for Social Change. Soul Buddyz and Soul Buddyz Club 
Talking about Violence with Children. A Case Study of Children’s Participation in the Communication Plan on Stopping Violence against Children in China 
Statistical Indicators on Children in the World: Demographics, Economic indicators, Education and media & Healt 
The Authors 
The Clearinghouse Yearbook
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