Television and Very Young Children

Having explored this site extensively, all information appears current and there are no missing or broken links. All articles cited in the study are detailed and quickly available for further reference. In short, this particular article appears to be a well-documented source that would help a great deal in my own study.
Milne, G. R. (2000). Privacy and ethical issues in database/interactive marketing and public policy: A research framework and overview of the special issue. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 19(1), 1-6. Retrieved from
Milne (2000) recounts the fact that privacy is of increasing concern. This is a public policy issue that does affect consumers and marketers. These concerns have been compounded by the growth of online marketing. Such marketing schemes have resulted in the Federal Trade Commission becoming involved and placing such activities under review. This author makes the point that exchange mechanisms between marketers and consumers should be improved. In so doing, consumers will have more control over who has access to their personal information and under what terms.
Mitrofan, O., &amp. Spencer N. (2009). Is aggression in children with behavioral and emotional difficulties associated with television viewing and video game playing? A systematic review. Child: Care, Health, &amp. Development, 35(1), 5-15. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2008.00912.x.
The authors of this study are professors in the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. They have previously published studies areas focusing on child aggression and the causes thereof. This study is designed to appeal to all types of childcare, education, and social workers. The terminology used is not so complex as to discount most mid-level professionals but is advanced enough to require some prior background on the topic. This particular article does fit in line with other articles I have come across. It tends to support my initial hypothesis in that Mitrofan and Spencer contend that television watching does deter language development in young children, particularly those with a history of behavioral problems.
Polman, H. (2008). Experimental study of the differential effects of playing versus watching violent video games on children’s aggressive behavior. Aggressive Behavior, 34(3), 256-264. Doi:10.1002/ab.20245
The author of this study is employed in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Polman is a well-published scholar in the area of childhood and adolescent development, with multiple studies being published worldwide. As Polman notes that certain types of television viewing by young children impact their interaction as they play, this study resonates well with other articles I have come across in my research. It continues to support my initial hypothesis in this area by alluding to the concept that such viewing limits language development on the part of children and alters the way that they communicate with their peers and adults.
Wright, J. C. (2001). The relations of early television viewing to school readiness and vocabulary of children from low-income families: The early window project. Child Development, 72(5), 1347-1366. Retrieved from
Searching on Google Scholar also discovered this article. The actual study itself is located in the online library at Wiley Psychology. The author of this study is on faculty at the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Texas and has published other articles dealing with developmental issues of lower-income children. This particular study was published in the Child Development journal, so Wiley Online appears to have had no influence over the findings contained in the article. Furthermore, the site is current and is also well laid out, with no missing or broken links. All articles contained in this particular study by Wright are referenced with complete citations, so follow-up research can easily be conducted.