Exposure to Media Violence and Young Children with and Without Disabilities: Powerful Opportunities for Family-Professional Partnerships


DOI: 10.1007/s10643-008-0276-x

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Erwin, E.J. & Morton, N. Early Childhood Educ J (2008) 36: 105. doi:10.1007/s10643-008-0276-x


There is growing concern regarding the amount and type of violence that young children are exposed to on a daily basis. Through media, popular toys and video games violent images are consistently present in children’s lives starting at a very young age. This paper discusses (a) the growing presence of young children’s exposure to media violence, (b) the influence of media violence on early childhood development and well-being, (c) the impact of media violence on young children with disabilities, and (d) recommendations for addressing this national dilemma within the context of family-professional partnerships. A list of related web resources is also included.


Media violence Young children with disabilities Family-professional partnerships Early childhood Television and screen activities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Early Childhood, Elementary & Literacy Education, College of Education and Human ServicesMontclair State UniversityUpper MontclairUSA
  2. 2.NewarkUSA

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