Mom vs. the Machines

by Amy Alexander | The Washington Post | September 17, 2006

Many people feel ambivalent about the technology their kids use today. While an understanding of the technology is essential for success, some technology may bring unintended effects. Writer Amy Alexander talks to Dr. Michael Rich , Director of CMCH, about the current technological atmosphere: “‘This is the huge dilemma we’ve carved out […]

CAMRA Passes by Unanimous Consent!

by Brian Hart, John Rankin | Standard Newswire | September 14, 2006

In May 2004, Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Rick Santorum (R-PA) introduced the Children and Media Research Advancement Act (CAMRA), which authorizes federal funds for the study of the effects of electronic media on children’s development. When this bill was first introduced, […]

CMCH Director and Staff to Present in Marblehead, MA

by Jennifer Miller-Morse | Marblehead Reporter | September 7, 2006

On February 7, 2007, Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, will speak to faculty and parents in Marblehead, MA and surrounding areas about raising kids in a media-saturated world in a talked titled “Keeping Teens Healthy and Safe in the Information Age.” During the two days surrounding Dr. Rich’s talk, Dr. David Bickham […]

Is TV Socially Isolating?

by Children's Hospital Boston | Dream | September 1, 2006

A study conducted by Dr. David Bickham, Staff Scientist at CMCH, and Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, tried to determine the relationship between television viewing and social interaction in young children. The study results revealed that for children ages 6-12-years-old more time spent watching violent television was related to less time […]