The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our relationship to technology. Our kids are consuming more potentially addictive forms of social media, online games and entertainment, while increasingly relying on screens for academic and social development. Three leading experts will share the latest findings on screen time and children’s social and neurobiological development, and guide us to make informed decisions, this year and into the future.
Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD Clinical psychologist, consultant, and nationally acclaimed author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Dr. Steiner-Adair helps schools, parent organizations, governmental agencies, corporations and health professionals mitigate the neurological, psychological and social fallout tech poses at each stage of child development.
Michael Rich, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Rich is a pediatrician, father, filmmaker, and the Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health and the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders. As The Mediatrician®, Dr. Rich offers research-based, practical answers to parents’, teachers’, and clinicians’ questions about children’s media use.
Danielle Ramo-Larios, PhD (Moderator), clinical psychologist, and senior director of research at Hopelab, a non-profit social innovation lab designing technologies to support adolescent mental health. Dr. Ramo-Larios is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Widely published in outlets such as Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Psychology Today. Dr. Ramo-Larios is a parent of three and currently serves on the SPEAK Board.