How are children, adolescents and families living without reliable access to the internet and/or other resources brokering and handling the transition to online school, homework, socializing, extracurriculars, and the exigencies of daily life, such as health care? What about children who must share their limited connectivity and/or devices with others? How can we bridge the digital divide?
Join us for “Digitally Disconnected: Understanding the Digital Divide During COVID-19,” a Children and Screens Ask the Experts webinar addressing the ways that COVID-19 has exacerbated the digital divide for children and families. This virtual workshop will explore how children and adolescents struggle to cope with the demand for constant connectivity with limited access to fast internet and/or the devices they need to attend virtual school and connect with peers. A panel of multidisciplinary experts from the fields of public health, education, psychology, and parenting will discuss how a lack of internet privileges in the digital age is affecting the socioemotional, developmental, and physical wellbeing of children and what parents can do about it. In addition, this important webinar will provide useful resources, tools, and opportunities for communities in need as well as recommendations for how those with ample resources can help.
If you submit a question for the panel, please identify whether you would like to be considered to ask your question live on camera.