Ask the Experts Webinar Series

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Healthy Habits Wednesday, September 22 12:00 PM Fostering Physical Health in a Digital World https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cover-back-to-school-scaled.jpg

Are my daughter’s screen time habits contributing to her weight gain? How can I ensure I am choosing the healthiest foods for my son? Are active video games worse than outdoor exercise? What does wellness look like in an increasingly digital world?

Digital media use contributes to several physical health concerns, including obesity, for children and teens, because it promotes sedentary activity, includes copious advertisements for sugary foods, and is a more attractive option for entertainment than many healthier activities. On the flip side, digital media can be used to promote healthy habits. On September 22 at noon ET, Children and Screens will host “Healthy Habits: Fostering Physical Health in a Digital World,” an Ask the Experts webinar. Join us as a panel of interdisciplinary experts elucidates the importance of maintaining physical health, as well as the ways families can work together to foster healthy habits both on- and off-screen. Researchers, pediatricians, nutritionists, and others will discuss the differences between active and sedentary screen use, tools for making the best nutritional choices, ways to encourage an active lifestyle, and more.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.

Corinn Cross, MD, FAAP Corinn Cross MD, FAAP

Pediatrician,
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,
Member,
Council on Communications and Media

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Cori.jpg Erica Kenney, PhD Erica Kenney PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Nutrition,
Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health

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Associate Professor,
Department of Communication Studies,
College of Arts, Media & Design,
Northeastern University

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/amy-lu.jpg Jason Nagata, MD Jason Nagata MD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Pediatrics,
University of California, San Francisco,
School of Medicine

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School’s in Session Wednesday, August 25 12:00 PM How to navigate the upcoming academic year https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/0825-back-to-school-cover.jpg

How do I prepare my 10-year old for the upcoming school year? My son is anxious about trying to catch up and get back into the swing of in-person school; what can I do to help? As we approach this new school year, what does school life look like as we transition out of the pandemic?

As students, teachers, and parents look forward to another school year full of uncertainty, you may be finding it difficult to get prepared. Some families are concerned about children heading back to in-person learning for the first time in over a year, others are concerned about kids starting behind, while still others are worried about the implications of more time in virtual classrooms.  Join us on Wednesday, August 25th at noon ET for “School’s in Session: How to Navigate the Upcoming Academic Year,” a Children and Screens Ask The Experts webinar, featuring an interdisciplinary panel of researchers, school psychologists, and others. In order to help you support your children and students as they start fresh in the fall, experts will share advice on everything from adjusting to a new routine to alleviating anxieties to staying healthy.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.

Beth Tarasawa, PhD Beth Tarasawa PhD

Executive Vice President of Research
NWEA

Beth Tarasawa is relentlessly committed to using data-driven insights to transform education and eliminate structural barriers to achieve equitable outcomes for all students. Dr. Tarasawa leads NWEA’s Research team that is devoted to advancements in assessment and growth measurement, answering fundamental questions to inform policy and practice, and drive educational innovation. She also plays a key role in building collaborations with universities, foundations, and school districts to produce rigorous and accessible educational policy research.

Dr. Tarasawa’s research focuses on issues related to educational equity, particularly those concerning social class, race, and linguistic diversity. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, PBS’s NewsHour, Children’s Institute, The Hechinger Report, The Atlantic, Education Week, New America, among others. She has received significant grants and research contracts from funders including the National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, Walton Family Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Spencer Foundation. She also teaches in the College of Education at Portland State University. Prior to joining NWEA, she was a faculty member at Washington State University and St. Norbert College. She earned her PhD and MA in the sociology of education with a concentration in education policy at Emory University.

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Tarasawa-Bio-pic-website.png Donna Tetreault Donna Tetreault

Parenting Journalist,
Author,
Dear Me: Letters to Myself for All of my Emotions
Founder,
Caring Counts

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Donna-Tetreault.png Phyllis Fagell, LCPC Phyllis Fagell LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor,
Certified Professional School Counselor,
School Counselor in Washington, DC,
Author,
Journalist

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/IMG_9028_cropped.jpg Joseph McGuire, PhD Joseph McGuire PhD

Associate Professor,
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry,
Johns Hopkins University,
School of Medicine

Dr. McGuire is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he directs the Center for OCD, Anxiety, and related disorders for Children (COACH). He has over 10 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, Tourette Syndrome, and related conditions. His work investigates learning processes and mechanisms underlying the etiology and treatment of these conditions using psychophysiology, evidence-based assessments, and innovative technologies. Through a better understanding of underlying processes and mechanisms, evidence-based treatments for these childhood conditions can be optimized to precisely and effectively implement therapeutic strategies and achieve optimal outcomes. Dr. McGuire has received numerous national and international awards. He has edited three books with Elsevier, published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has given dozens of conference presentations. Dr. McGuire has gratefully received research support from the National Institute of Mental Health, American Psychological Foundation, the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation, Tourette Association of America, and the American Academy of Neurology.

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Modern Love Wednesday, June 02 12:00 PM The Realities and Dangers of Digital Dating https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/AdobeStock_238565057-1-scaled.jpeg

What are the risks to online dating for my teen? How can I help my teenager navigate digital communication in her new relationship? Are teenage dating apps safe? How do I start a conversation about the risks of sexting?

Like many elements of life, dating and relationships are increasingly reliant on digital apps and communication. Digital dating allows opportunities for meeting new people and communicating even from a distance, but also poses many risks, especially to young people. Join us on Wednesday, June 2 at noon ET for “Modern Love: The Realities and Dangers of Digital Dating,” a Children and Screens Ask the Experts webinar. An interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of online dating – from finding deep friendship and lasting connection to anxieties, self-esteem blows, and the potential for violence. In addition, the group will provide advice for how you can support your teens as they navigate the online world of dating, by encouraging healthy habits while also building them up after devastating blows.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question live on camera during the workshop.

Elizabeth Englander, PhD Elizabeth Englander PhD

Executive Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center
Professor of Psychology
Bridgewater State University

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Professor,
York Research Chair (Tier2) in Community-Based Participatory Research,
Environmental Arts & Justice Coordinator
York University

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John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Community Health,
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Center for Violence Prevention,
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Dr. Temple is the John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch, as well as a Licensed Psychologist and the Founding Director of the Center for Violence Prevention. His research focuses on the prevention of interpersonal, community, and structural violence, and has been funded through the National Institute of Justice, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has over 230 scholarly publications in a variety of high-impact journals including JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Pediatrics, and the Journal of Adolescent Health. He recently co-edited a book on adolescent dating violence, is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention, and is on the editorial boards of four other scientific journals. Dr. Temple recently co-chaired the Texas Task Force on Domestic Violence and served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Psychological Association. Locally, he served for 7 years as the Vice President of the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees. His work has been featured on CNN, New York Times, TIME Magazine, Washington Post, and even the satirical website, The Onion.

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Temple-Jeff007-731x1024-1.jpg https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/AdobeStock_238565057-1-1024x683.jpeg Sarah DeGue, PhD Sarah DeGue PhD

Senior Health Scientist
Division of Violence Prevention,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sarah DeGue, PhD, is a Senior Scientist in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), and lead for CDC’s Dating Matters® teen dating violence prevention initiative. Her work focuses primarily of the etiology and prevention of sexual violence. Key efforts have included a systematic review of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration, a review of alcohol policy approaches to sexual violence prevention, a systematic review of sexual violence risk and protective factors, an economic estimate of the societal costs of sexual violence, and CDC’s first technical package to prevent sexual violence. As lead for the Dating Matters initiative, Dr. DeGue’s work has focused on national dissemination of the first comprehensive, multi-level teen dating violence prevention model to ensure widespread adoption of this evidence-based strategy in communities across the US. Dr. DeGue received her BA in psychology and sociology from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in adult forensic evaluation. Dr. DeGue started at CDC as a behavioral scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention in 2008. During her career at CDC, she has served as a scientific advisor and collaborator on multiple rigorous outcome studies examining the effectiveness of approaches to prevent sexual violence, teen dating violence, and youth violence.  She has also served as an advisor on evidence-based sexual violence prevention to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the Department of Defense, the US Army, the US Air Force, CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education program, and several colleges and universities, and state and local health departments.  Dr. DeGue has published dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts, government publications, book chapters, and articles and frequently serves as an invited speaker at national meetings and conferences. Her presentations address violence as a public health problem, evidence-based strategies to prevent sexual and teen dating violence, campus sexual assault, Dating Matters®, and the importance of creating and applying the best available research evidence for prevention.

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Digital Reset Wednesday, April 21 12:00 PM A Primer for Transitioning Out of the Pandemic https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cover-transition-edited.png

As we approach the beginning of the end of the pandemic, what does life after the height of social distancing look like? How can parents and children “digitally reset” to decrease daily screen time, which has gotten high during the pandemic? What are the best ways to ease back into face-to-face learning and activities? What can parents do to optimize virtual or hybrid learning for the rest of this school year and next? 

Though we still have a long climb ahead of us before life returns to a pre-pandemic “normal,” it is time to start a conversation about how to approach a digital and socioemotional reset as we begin to transition out of our pandemic-era habits and circumstances. Join Children and Screens on Wednesday, April 21st at noon ET for “Digital Reset: A Primer for Transitioning Out of the Pandemic,” our next Ask the Experts webinar. A distinguished panel of researchers, clinicians, educators, and parenting experts will discuss how to navigate the many ways life will change in the months to come. Calling upon their interdisciplinary expertise, the panelists will provide mitigation strategies for the anxiety, stress, and trauma of the pandemic, as well as share advice for combatting unhealthy habits formed during lockdown, both on- and off-screen. Whether your children are continuing to stay home or starting to resume in-person learning and activities, you will leave this webinar with evidence-based conversation starters and strategies for the many transitions to come.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.

Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD

Clinical Psychologist,
Consultant, Speaker,
Author, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Catherine is a clinical psychologist and consultant, and author of the award-winning The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. She is an expert in child development, education, and family relationships, and a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader for parents, educators, health professionals, and industry leaders worldwide. She works with school leaders to develop initiatives that strengthen resilience and all the elements of wellbeing, adapting best practices in using technology while minimizing the risks it poses at school and home. Catherine was for 20+ years a Clinical Instructor and Research Associate at Harvard Medical School and has been a resource for the media throughout her career. She has a private psychotherapy practice which is currently occurring online

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Catherine-Steiner-Adair.jpg Alexis Lauricella, PhD Alexis Lauricella PhD

Director,
Technology in Early Childhood Center
Associate Professor
Erikson Institute

Alexis R. Lauricella is an Associate Professor at Erikson Institute and Director of the Technology in Early Childhood Center at Erikson Institute. Dr. Lauricella earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and her Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on children’s learning from media technology and parents’ and teachers’ attitudes toward and use of media technology with young children. Dr. Lauricella cares deeply about connecting with parents, teachers, policy makers, and media producers to help connect her research to practice. She regularly provides workshops for parents and professional development for educators to help them make informed decisions about the use of technology with children. Recent publications include empirical research articles in Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of Children and Media, Media Psychology, Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Infant Behavior and Development, New Media and Society, Computers and Education, Public Health, and multiple internal reports.

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Director,
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP established and directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (www.schoolcrisiscenter.org), located at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  He is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine.  Prior faculty positions have been in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine; Head of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Pediatrician-in-Chief at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Chair of Pediatrics at Drexel University School of Medicine. 

For over 30 years, he has provided consultation and training to schools on supporting students and staff at times of crisis and loss in the aftermath of numerous school crisis events and disasters within the United States and abroad, including the COVID-19 pandemic (2020); terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center (2001); school and community shootings and stabbings in Santa Clarita, CA (2019); Parkland, FL (2018); Newtown, CT (2012); Benton, KY (2018); Las Vegas, NV (2017); Thousand Oaks, CA (2018); Floresville, TX (Sutherland Springs church) (2017); Marysville, WA (2014); Osaka, Japan (2001); Corning, CA (2017); Aurora, CO (2012); Platte Canyon, CO (2006); Chardon, OH (2012); and Townville, South Carolina (2016); flooding from hurricanes Maria in San Juan (2017), Sandy in NY and NJ (2012), Katrina in New Orleans (2005), and Ike in Galveston, Texas (2008); tornadoes in Joplin, MO (2011) and AL (2011); wildfires in Butte County, CA (2018); Sonoma County, CA (2017) and in the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, TN (2016); and the 8.0-magnitude in Sichuan, China (2008).

Dr. Schonfeld frequently speaks (with over 1,000 presentations) on the topics of crisis and loss and has authored more than 150 scholarly articles, book chapters, and books.  He has conducted school-based research (funded by NICHD, NIMH, NIDA, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, William T Grant Foundation, and other foundations) involving children’s understanding of and adjustment to serious illness and death and school-based interventions to promote adjustment and risk prevention.  Dr. Schonfeld is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children and Disasters and the National Biodefense Science Board.  He served as a Commissioner for both the National Commission on Children and Disasters and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission in CT.  He served as President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 2006-7.

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/David-Schonfeld-864x1024.jpg Kathleen McGann, MD Kathleen McGann MD

Vice Chair of Education
Department of Pediatrics
And Division of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Glen and Muriel Kiser Professor of Pediatrics,
Duke University Medical Center

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Digitally Disconnected Wednesday, March 24 12:00 PM Understanding the Digital Divide During COVID-19 https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/divide-bookonly2-2-1.jpg

How are children, adolescents and families 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?

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, schools, and policymakers 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.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question live on camera during the workshop.

Lee Rainie Lee Rainie

Director, Internet and Technology Research,
Pew Research Center
Co-Author,
Networked: The New Social Operating System

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Assistant Professor,
Coordinator of the MALT Program,
Co-Director of the REAL Lab,
School of Education,
University of Redlands

Nicol R. Howard, PhD is an Assistant Professor of STEM education in the School of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Redlands. She is also the Co-Director of the Race in Education Analytics Learning Lab (REAL Lab) in the Center for Educational Justice. Her research focuses on digital equity, STEM and computer science equity and identity development, as well as parent involvement. She has been recently examining the family-school partnerships and the racialized experiences of Black girls and families in mathematics classrooms through quantitative and mixed methods studies. Dr. Howard’s concern for equity has led to research publications in Urban Education, Technology Knowledge and Learning, Teachers College Record, Educational Technology Research & Development, and e-Learning and Digital Media among others. She has written for practitioner-focused outlets, such as Corwin Connect and Edutopia, and has co-authored the following books: Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for Teacher Prep Programs, Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, and Coding+Math: Strengthen K-5 Math Skills with Computer Science. Dr. Howard is also a co-editor for the Journal of Computer Science Integration. In addition to her experience in higher education, Dr. Howard has served as an educator in various capacities over the past 20+ years. She has taught at the high school level (9th – 12th grades and Special Education) and in grades K through 5, and was a Program Specialist in Personalized and Blended Learning, in California K-12 public school districts. You can learn more about her recent work at https://www.nicolhoward.com/ and https://twitter.com/nicolrhoward.

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Nicol-e1615734462200-2-1.jpg Dr. Beth Holland, PhD Dr. Beth Holland PhD

Partner,
Research & Measurement,
The Learning Accelerator

Dr. Beth Holland is a Partner at The Learning Accelerator (TLA) where she leads their research and measurement work as well as the Digital Equity Advisor for the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN). With over 20 years of education experience, she has taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic Technology in a PS-8 independent school, designed professional learning programs for schools around the world, developed leadership programs to support systemic change, and conducted research evaluations of innovations in education. Additionally, she is a prolific writer and speaker. Dr. Holland holds an Education Doctorate (EdD) in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University, a Master’s degree (EdM) in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University, as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Communications from Northwestern University.

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Professor of Pediatrics,
Keck School of Medicine,
The University of Southern California,
2018 Past President,
American Academy of Pediatrics

Colleen Kraft – Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP is Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine/University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is the 2018 Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her work includes integration of behavioral health and team-based care into primary care practice. Dr. Kraft received her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University.

As President of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2018, Dr. Kraft is known for her advocacy to optimize the health of all children through technology and innovation. Her interest include the study of technology and its role in addressing health disparities and unconscious bias with children.  She continues to speak for basic child rights for children throughout the world.

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Executive Director,
National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Angela Siefer is the Executive Director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance. Angela has been working in the field we now call digital inclusion since 1997. From physically setting up computer labs in underserved areas and managing local digital inclusion programs to consulting for the US. Department of Commerce and testifying before Congress, Angela develops national strategies and solutions from the ground up. In 2015, Angela helped found the National Digital Inclusion Alliance,  a unified voice for home broadband access, public broadband access, personal devices and local technology training and support programs. Government Technology Magazine named Angela one of their Top 25 Doers, Dreams, and Drivers of 2019.

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Managing Director,
National Innovation Service

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All in the Family Wednesday, March 10 12:00 PM A Conversation about Media Rules, Parental Controls, and Family Media Plans https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/PARENTALCONTROLS-1.jpg

During the pandemic, how much screen time is “too much?” Which parental control apps and programs are most effective? To what extent should parents have control of kids’ devices and their content – should they develop a trust based strategy, a control based strategy, or a combination of both approaches? Should parents reward their children with screen time and punish their children by removing it? How can parents start the conversation around screen time?

Join Children and Screens on Wednesday, March 10th at noon EST for “All in the Family: A Conversation about Media Rules, Parental Controls, and Family Media Plans” At this Ask the Experts webinar, a panel of esteemed researchers, clinicians, and parenting experts will discuss how to navigate parenting in the digital world, sharing the latest evidence-based advice about parental controls, monitoring apps, family media plans, digital media rules conversations, and more. World-renowned experts will explore pandemic parenting as well as how to plan and monitor digital media use for years to come.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.

Laura Jana, MD Laura Jana MD

Associate Research Professor,
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center,
Pennsylvania State University

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Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Central Florida

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Clinical Child Psychologist,
Democracy Medical Center

Dr. Adam Pletter is a licensed clinical psychologist in his 20th year of private practice and he has been a Digital Dad for over 17 years. He received his doctoral degree from the George Washington University and specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults in his Bethesda, Maryland office. Dr. Pletter consults with parents as well as technology companies to balance the many benefits of the digital world with healthy child development and mental health.

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Associate Professor, Information School,
Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Education,
Founding member and Co-Director, Digital Youth Lab,
University of Washington

Dr. Katie Davis is Associate Professor at the University of Washington Information School, where she is a founding member and Co-Director of the UW Digital Youth Lab. Her research explores the impact of digital, interactive, and networked technologies on young people’s learning and development. She uses the insights from her empirical work to design technology experiences that support positive youth development. Her work bridges the fields of human development, human-computer interaction, and the learning sciences. Dr. Davis holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate in Human Development and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/katie-davis.jpg Elizabeth Milovidov, PhD, JD Elizabeth Milovidov PhD, JD

Consultant,
Digital Safety/Digital Parenting
Author,
The Parent’s Guide to Parenting in the Digital Age

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Emmy-nominated filmmaker;
Founder, Webby Awards;
Co-Founder, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences;
Author, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and author of the national bestselling book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. For information on her films and wor, visit tiffanyshlain.com and follow Tiffany on Twitter,  Instagram, and Facebook.

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Oh, The Places They’ll Go Wednesday, February 24 12:00 PM Reading in a Digital World https://www.childrenandscreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/readingArtboard-2-copy-5.png

How is reading on paper different than reading digitally? In choosing screens to trade off convenience and cost, will I be sacrificing my child’s reading comprehension?  What are the best practices for young people’s reading both on- and off-screen?

Join Children and Screens on Wednesday, February 24th at noon EST for “Oh, The Places They’ll Go? Reading in a Digital World,” the next webinar in our popular Ask the Experts series, as an eminent group of researchers, clinicians and literacy experts explores shifts in reading behavior in our increasingly digital world. Moderator Maryanne Wolf, Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at UCLA will facilitate an engaging conversation about the current research on reading, the role of technology and ebooks on cognitive development, language acquisition and other developmental processes, the best reading practices and habits for children of all ages, as well as practical advice on how to foster a love of reading in young people.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.

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Author, The Book Title:
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Insitution Line

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Author, The Book Title:
Spans Two Lines Because Long Subtitle
Function Line, May Be Long
Second Function Line, May Be Long,
Insitution Line

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Author, The Book Title:
Spans Two Lines Because Long Subtitle
Function Line, May Be Long
Second Function Line, May Be Long,
Insitution Line

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Suspendisse pretium scelerisque nulla eu euismod. Suspendisse in consectetur metus, sed ultrices dolor. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Donec a semper nibh.

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Author, The Book Title:
Spans Two Lines Because Long Subtitle
Function Line, May Be Long
Second Function Line, May Be Long,
Insitution Line

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Suspendisse pretium scelerisque nulla eu euismod. Suspendisse in consectetur metus, sed ultrices dolor. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Donec a semper nibh.

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Author, The Book Title:
Spans Two Lines Because Long Subtitle
Function Line, May Be Long
Second Function Line, May Be Long,
Insitution Line

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Suspendisse pretium scelerisque nulla eu euismod. Suspendisse in consectetur metus, sed ultrices dolor. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Donec a semper nibh.

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Do you wonder how extended screen time is affecting  your child’s eyes? Curious about blue light and whether the new glasses really work? Do you want some tips on how to protect your child from becoming nearsighted?

Against the backdrop of virtual learning, lockdowns, and dramatically increased screen use, Children and Screens’ next webinar will focus on the critically important topic of eye health in children and adolescents.  Tune in for “Eyes on Screens: Maintaining Your Kids’ Ocular Health in a Digital World,” a Children and Screens Ask the Experts virtual workshop on Wednesday, February 10th at noon EST.  An interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss the latest research on the relationship between increased screen use, vision, headaches, eye strain, dry eyes and other issues as well as what we know about time spent outdoors and blue light glasses.  Through an engaging conversation and live question-and-answer session, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and screen time  experts  will offer practical, concrete advice for parents, caregivers, researchers,  clinicians, and others.

There will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask a question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.

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Children and Screens

Helping children lead healthy lives in a digital world

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an international non-profit organization founded in 2013 to understand and address compelling questions regarding media's impact on child development through interdisciplinary dialogue, public information, and rigorous, objective research bridging the medical, neuroscientific, social science, public health, educational, and academic communities.

For media inquiries, contact Jon Bleicher at jon@childrenandscreens.com