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ASK THE EXPERTS: Minds on Media: The Associations between Screen Engagement and Children’s Developing Brains
What difficulties do our children face in terms of their attention spans, creativity, memory and ability to think deeply as they consume more and more media? How are their brains being rewired? What are our kids learning from online activities rather than from parents, teachers, or friends, and vice-versa? What is the best age to give media to younger children? How can we use screens responsibly in order to have a positive impact on their cognitive abilities both at home and in the classroom?

Attention, information processing, emotion regulation, critical thinking, memory, language, literacy, and more -- all of these cognitive processes are impacted by the way children’s brains develop. Scientists are just beginning to understand the complex ways that digital media affect brain structure and function in young people. Factors that must be considered include the unique vulnerabilities and characteristics of growing children, different patterns of use (eg. multitasking, receptive vs. interactive use), diverse platforms, varied content and programming (eg. educational programs vs entertainment), as well as kids’ exposure at different ages in differing amounts and contexts. Our next Ask The Experts webinar takes a fascinating look into “Minds on Media: The Associations between Screen Engagement and Children’s Developing Brains,” on Wednesday, November 3rd at noon ET. Join some of the nation’s leading neuroscientists, researchers and clinicians to explore the latest scientific research and best parenting strategies for moderating your children’s screen time to promote healthy brain development. Don’t miss this special conversation and opportunity to ask the experts your deep and burning questions!

Moderator:
Martin Paulus, MD, University of California, San Diego

Panelists:
Jason Chein, PhD, Temple University

Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

Naomi Baron, PhD, American University

Nov 3, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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