The following AAP Policy statements will be published in the June Pediatrics:

Media Violence —

Committee on Communications


The Committee on Communications (CoComm) has had an evolving interest in the effect of media on children and adolescents. It began in the early 1980s with creation of a task force to examine media issues. Many of the physicians on this task force subsequently became CoComm members.

The effects of media on children and adolescents are many, including: nutritional influences; sexuality misinformation; time spent in front of the screen that detracts from creative or physical pursuits; and reinforcement of societal stereotypes.

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