Media Psychology

The Internet and Children: What's the Impact?

The November, 2007 issue of the Monitor on Psychology, the monthly magazine sent to all members of the American Psychological Association, has a set of articles exploring various ways in which the Internet is influencing the development of children. The articles include
  • "It's Fun, but Does It Make You Smarter?" (Internet use and academic performance)
  • "Socially Wired" (Instant messaging & email; friendships; how much is too much?)
  • "Web Pornography's Effects on Children" (Development of unhealthy attitudes toward sex)
  • "Creating a Place for MySpace" (Advice for parents)