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What's up at Netflix? As of June 2024, some of the top TV shows on Netflix include Bridgerton, Sweet Tooth, Perfect Match, and Eric. Some other popular shows include Rick and Morty, Danny and Jack, and Scavengers Reign. New titles coming to Netflix in June 2024 include The Lego Movie, On the Basis of Sex, and Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

A new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics suggests there is a link between more screen time for babies and developmental delays. Researchers in Japan looked at survey data collected from over 7,000 kids who were 1 year old and found that those who were exposed to screens – defined in the study as "watching television, playing video games, and using mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices" – for more than one hour per day appeared to have more delays in developing communication, fine motor skills and problem-solving skills by the time they were 2, 3 or 4 years old. The study didn't differentiate between screen time for entertainment or for educational purposes and doesn't show cause and effect, but showed a dose-response relationship between screen time and development. "The more screen time these babies had at 1 year of age, the worse their developmental milestones were at 2 years of age, particularly in the realm of communication," ABC News' chief health and medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton told "Good Morning America." "Some of those developmental issues, like fine and gross motor skills and problem-solving skills, may have shown a ding at age 2 but then kind of compensated and recovered by age four. But again, this showed that more screen time [is] not good for a one-year-old brain."

The 25 Best Thriller Movies On Netflix Right Now. So you’re looking for a thrill? Well, let’s be more specific. First off, you’re definitely in the mood for a thriller, right? Not a horror situation? (If you want that, head here.) While a thriller can be scary and horror can be thrilling, the difference between the two is right in the name. Horror films are predictably meant to horrify you with some evil that needs to be destroyed or at least escaped. Meanwhile, thrillers are unpredictable, which is part of what builds the tension that’s meant to — you guessed it — thrill you.

Now that’s settled, let’s talk types of thrillers. There are lots: psychological, mystery, high-stakes operation (think action, crime, legal, political, spy, sci-fi save-the-world stuff). If they’re any good, all thrillers at some point become so heart-racing, so sweat-inducing, so completely captivating that you don’t dare pause them — even though you’ve really had to pee for the last seven minutes. Those are the thrillers worth your time — and worth making this list. So without further ado, here’s 13 of the best thrillers you can stream right now. (Bladders, be warned.)

The 25 Best Action Movies On Netflix Right Now. Netflix has made headlines by investing in highbrow dramas that win Oscars. But sometimes you don’t want that! Sometimes you just want to escape the increasingly insane world out there into an action movie. Netflix has made a few of their own, but the bulk of the best action films on their service are still Hollywood blockbusters from ‘90s modern classics to more recent box office hits to films that may have slipped under your radar. From Ridley Scott to Michael Mann, here are the best action movies currently on Netflix.


What does NAEYC say about technology? NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center offer the following principles to guide the use of technology and interactive media in early childhood programs. media should not harm children. The healthy cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and linguistic development of the whole child is as important in the digital age as ever.

medialitWELCOME JOIN ME in the movement to integrate media literacy education into every grade level and every subject area, PreK-16. Why? Because an informed citizenry is essential for a healthy democracy and planet, and that makes media literacy essential. I CAN HELP. This site introduces you to my work and consulting services, including event and project updates. Scroll down or click on the links in the header to find out more. Thanks for stopping by. MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION…Keep the conversations going MEDIA LITERACY COMPETENCIES are like interconnected gears. As we increase mastery of each "gear," it's size increases. The greater the size, the more power we have.

Food for Thought: Television Food Advertising to Children in the United States
The study combines content analysis of TV ads with detailed data about children's viewing habits to provide an estimate of the number and type of TV ads seen by children of various ages. A webcast of the forum is also available.

Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey
Parents say they are gaining control over their own children’s exposure to sex and violence in the media, but they remain more broadly concerned about inappropriate content in the media, according to a new national survey of parents released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The Digital Opportunity: Using New Media for Public Education Campaigns -- July 2007
The Ad Council and Kaiser Family Foundation hosted forum to explore how health-related and other nonprofits and government agencies can use new digital media.  A webcast of the forum is available.

Parents Say They’re Gaining Control Over Their Children’s Exposure to Sex and Violence in the Media -- June 2007. The report, Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey, a national survey of 1,008 parents of children ages 2-17, explores how parents view the role of media in their children’s lives.

Children's Exposure to Food Advertising on Television: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Results from Recent Studies by the Federal Trade Commission and the Kaiser Family Foundation -- June 2007
This document compares two significant studies about food advertising to children on television.

New Study Finds That Food Is the Top Product Seen Advertised by Children -- March 2007
The study combines content analysis of TV ads with detailed data about children's viewing habits to provide an estimate of the number and type of TV ads seen by children of various ages. A webcast of the forum is also available.

Public Service Advertising in Great Britain: Lessons for U.S. Public Interests -- February 2007
This webcast forum explored the differences in public service advertising between Great Britain and the U.S.

The Teen Media Juggling Act: The Implications of Media Multitasking Among American Youth -- December 2006
A report, key findings and a webcast of a forum, hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, explore how pervasive media multitasking is among young people, potential cognitive and social development implications, and which teens are most likely to multitask.

Forum on The "Reality" of Health: Reality Television and the Public Health -- October 2006
This Kaiser Family Foundation forum examines the implications of reality TV serving as a health information resource. A webcast of the forum, a discussion paper, and related materials are available.

First Analysis of Online Food Advertising Targeting Children -- July 2006
A webcast of a forum analyzing the nature and scope of online food advertising to children.

Study Shows How Kids' Media Use Helps Parents Cope -- May 2006
A national survey of 1,051 parents with children age six months to six years old and a series of focus groups across the country

Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Education Campaigns -- April 2006
A webcast of a forum exploring the effectiveness of public education campaigns.

Frederick J. Zimmerman and Dimitri A. Christakis Pediatrics 2007; 120: 986-992. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

Dimitri A. Christakis and Frederick J. Zimmerman Pediatrics 2007; 120: 993-999. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

U.S. Census Bureau - Adults and teens will spend nearly five months (3,518 hours) next year watching television, surfing the Internet, reading daily newspapers and listening to personal music devices. That’s only one of thousands of nuggets of information on Americana and the world in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007

Educational Television: It's Not An Oxymoron
by Emily Puro for BabyClassroom

Children, the UN Convention and the Media

Music Education Contributes to Early Childhood Brain Development by Dr. Irving Lazar

A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Kaiser Family Foundation

Digital Divide…Where To Go From Here
Kaiser Family Foundation

Viewing Guidelines
Guidelines for children's viewing needs at different age

Children, Violence, and the Media A Report for Parents and Policy Makers - Prepared by Majority Staff, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, September 14, 1999

WHAT CAN WE DO? from "Selling Out America's Children"by David Walsh, Ph.D.,

Videos for infants by Dr. Irving Lazar

Education with Reading Rainbow, by Christine Pollock

Children's Fright Responses to Television and Films by Dr. Joanne Cantor

Mixed Messages in Modern Media: An interview with Sholly Fisch, Ph.D by Christine Pollock

Big Bird Goes Global by Christine Pollock

Parents: Turn Off the Media Violence by Ranny Levy

Green Marketing for Kids' Products
by Ranny Levy

Celebrate Quality by Terry Solowey

Terry's Tips: Making Video Viewing More Valuable by Terry Solowey

Curiosity: A Source of Life by Dr. Irving Lazar

Center for Media Literacy Children's Guidelines by Christine Pollock

Re-thinking the Brain

Meg's Gifts Kids Helping Kids Helping Kids


by ReGena M. Booze, M.A.,Faculty, Pacific Oak College & Children's School

Evergreen Films by Chris Pollock

The Significance of Sound by Chris Pollock

Why Famous Do Children's Films by Chris Pollock


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