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(from the chapter) Because music, like other media, can both enhance and detract from children’s healthy development, this chapter will focus on research findings that can help readers to make informed decisions about what constitutes healthy music use for children and adolescents. To this end, we begin by briefly examining the important role that music plays in the lives of children and adolescents, and provide statistics about the average amount of music that children and adolescents listen to. The following sections examine the positive effects of music on children and youth, the negative effects, and specific effects on aggressive and anti-social behaviour. The chapter concludes with advice for parents and professionals who work with children. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)