Drinking, Smoking, Drug Use and Gambling are More Associated with the Popular Kids than the Unpopular Ones One in three (33 percent) high-school aged young people say they have engaged in one of the following risky behaviors in the last 30 days: smoked cigarettes, used marijuana, drunk alcohol or gambled for money. Although purchase of
Many newspaper stories about suicides during the 2000 winter holiday season linked end-of-year holidays and suicide, despite the fact that such a link is a myth, according to a new study from the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Suicides actually peak in the spring and are not more common during the winter holiday period. “While it
Public Health Community Issues New Recommendations for Media Coverage of Suicide
Urban School Improvement As Seen From the Trenches: Is the National Debate addressing the real issues? The panel discussion showcased some leading urban superintendents and their concerns about current proposals for education reform and their suggestions on where the national debate needs to go.
New Book Details Effects of Cigarette Advertising on Young
Most children’s websites are not following the spirit of privacy laws. Although privacy policies exist on many sites, they often prove very difficult to read and are missing key elements.
The world of broadcasting and communications is changing rapidly. Television, film, music, radio and publishing companies are being absorbed into ever larger corporations, while telecommunications and e-companies are becoming a prime source for information and commerce all over the world. Yet, as these changes in technology and ownership heighten competition among broadcasting and telecommunications companies,
The 106th Congress was better than five of the last eight Congresses on four measures of civility – name calling, the use of the word lie, vulgarity and pejoratives for speech – according to a new study released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the third bipartisan House Retreat at the Greenbrier in White
Only one in four of the network stories aired before the primaries and before the general election were issue-oriented, and the networks averaged a little over a minute per night per network in candidate-centered discourse. Researchers examined network television coverage of the political campaigns for the 30 days preceding the Super Tuesday primaries and the
While on certain issues people appreciate the distinctions between candidates, there are a number of areas in which the electorate has more to learn.