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Adolesc Med. 1993 Oct;4(3):479-494.

Children, Adolescents, and the Media: Five Crucial Issues.

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Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA.


Television and other media represent the single most important modifiable influence on children and adolescents in the 1990s. Five issues are examined in this context: the extent to which the media influence children and adolescents; the varying susceptibility of children and adolescents to media influence; the validity of relevant research; strategies to improve the quality of the media; and the role of the primary-care physician.


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