Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education

Did you know: that on any given day, 64% of babies between 1 and 2 watch TV and videos for an average of slightly over 2 hours; that in 2011 there were 3 million downloads just of Fisher Price apps for infants and toddlers; that estimates of how much time preschoolers spend on average with screen media range from at least 2.2 hours to as much as 4.6 hours per day?

Food Marketing to Children in the Context of a Marketing Maelstrom

Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem, yet children are targeted as never before with marketing for foods high in sugar, fat, salt, and calories. Food marketing to children is sophisticated, increasingly well-funded, and takes place within the context of a barrage of other kinds of child-targeted marketing. The article recommends that, instead of being viewed as a familial problem, the current marketing maelstrom should be seen as a societal issue.