Just a heads up to everyone that I will be on the air tomorrow, Tuesday August 18th, at 1pm EDT (10am PDT), being interviewed on The Healthy Media Choices Hour by Mary Rothchild. The show is associated with Healthy Media Choices, a nonprofit organization based in Vermont and New York, that aims to help "parents, caregivers and teachers of young children use their own insights to come to terms with media influence" (as per their own description on the org website). The organization's mission is to provide non-judgmental, research-based information about kids' media, kids and media, media literacy and a range of other topics, all in the hopes of building a comprehensive toolset for dealing with the growing role(s) of media in the lives of young children. Mary will be asking me about my research on kids' games and virtual worlds, regulatory opportunities, where digital play might fit into the free play debate, and various other (related) issues I'm sure. You can listen to the broadcast live on Brattleboro Community Radio WVEW-lp 107.7 fm (based in Brattleboro, Vermont), which is conveniently (and freely) available through iTunes.
Also, be sure to check out the Healthy Media Choices website and blog, and sign up for Mary's very useful #kidsmedia updates on Twitter.