Special audience, special concerns: Children and the media

Ellen Wartella, Rebekah A. Richert

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The number and type of media platforms have expanded over the past 50 years from the traditional media of television, radio, movies, newspapers, books, and magazines to include other interactive digital media. Interactive media have come of age; and interactive entertainment products intended to be used by children within and out of school settings is growing: CD-ROMs, computers, the Internet, video games (for a variety of handheld and console platforms), interactive toys (including educational talking books), and a variety of wireless software for cell phones and other wireless devices. In short, for today’s children, interactive media have become part of the media landscape in which they are growing up. These devices represent the most recent in a century-long introduction of media technologies into the lives of children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultimedia and Literacy Development
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Achievement for Young Learners
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)0203892151, 9781135859909
ISBN (Print)041598842X, 9780415988421
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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