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• As of 2013, Vicky Rideout was appointed Editor of Reviews and Commentary for the Journal of Children and Media. Read More >

June 2013:  Presented at Northwestern University’s conference Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology:  How Families Use Media and Technology in their Daily Lives. Read Study > 


March 2013:  Participated in a panel discussion with Participant Media, The Ad Council, and others at SXSW Interactive in Austin. Topic: Content integration for social causes. Listen to Podcast >

July 2012:  Spoke at The Aspen Institute Children’s Forum, on a panel about video games and health. Read More >

May 2012:  Served on The Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention, in collaboration with HBO’s series The Weight of the NationRead the Committee’s reportwatch the HBO specials, or read the New England Journal of Medicine’s commentary on our Committee’s recommendations.

September, 2012:  Participated in a panel at the Department of Health and Human Services Symposium, Technology and Human Services.


Children’s Technology Review:

A Conversation With Vicky Rideout: Summarizing “Zero to Eight Children’s Media Use in America 2013″
October 31, 2013

Richard Rende Red Hot Parenting blog,

New Data Reveal How Dominant Screen Time Is In Kids’ Lives
October 30, 2013 at 7:37 am, by Richard Rende

Psychology Today:

Rethinking the Role of Digital Media in Family Life
June 5, 2013


Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey
June 4, 2013

Medical Daily:

Is The "Screen Time" Issue A Media Creation? 55% Of Parents Unconcerned With Children's Heavy Electronics Use
June 4, 2013

Cooney Center:

Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology
June 6, 2013

US New and World Report:

Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey
June 4, 2013

Los Angeles Times:

Television in kids' rooms: Really a bad idea, says study
December 11, 2012, LA Times

New York Times:

Are Apps for 3-Year-Olds Really Educational?
October 26, 2011, New York Times

Washington Post:

Many teens tell survey they’re addicted to social media, texting
June 26, 2012, Washington Post

Infants and toddlers spending twice as much time with TV, DVDs as they are with books, new report says
October 25, 2011, Washington Post

Young kids spend more time with screens than pages
October 25, 2011, Washington Post

The Circuit: Netflix; Google Buzz; Kids and media
October 25, 2011, Washington Post

Wall Street Journal:

More Kids Sleep With TV, Study Finds
October 27, 2011, Wall Street Journal

Huffington Post:

Kids Spend More Time With Screens Than Books
October 25, 2011, Huffington Post Parents

Screen Time, Young Kids and Literacy: New Data Begs Questions
October 25, 2011, Huffington Post Education

Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Today’s teens: Plugged in and pleased about it
June 26, 2012, Atlanta Journal Constitution


‘App gap’ emerges highlighting savvy mobile children
October 25, 2011, GigaOm


Social Media-Connected Teens Seek Time Offline
June 26, 2012, Mashable 

National Journal:

Poll Finds Widespread Use of Social Media by Teens
June 26, 2012, National Journal


The Kids Are Online 7 percent of tots 4 and under already have their own Facebook pages
March 28, 2012, AdWeek


Obesity fight must shift from personal blame-U.S. panel
May 8, 2012, Reuters