Exposure to media violence and young children with and without disabilities: Powerful opportunities for family-professional partnerships

Elizabeth J. Erwin, Naomi Morton

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-112
Number of pages8
JournalEarly Childhood Education Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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

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