Fans Can Vote Online to Help Children and Screens Win Internet’s Top Honor: vote.webbyawards.com
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“Ask The Experts,” the popular virtual workshop series hosted by Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development, has been nominated for “Best Virtual & Remote – Health & Wellness Webinar Series” in the 26th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
The “Ask The Experts” series has already been awarded the “Webby Honors” distinction, granted to the top 20% of all work entered in the 26th Annual Webby Awards. Since its inception almost a decade ago, Children and Screens has become one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing and supporting interdisciplinary scientific research, informing and educating the public, advocating for sound public policy for child health and wellness, and enhancing human capital in the field.
Children and Screens’ “Ask the Experts” virtual workshop series features dynamic conversations among leading international, interdisciplinary experts in the field of digital media and child development. Launched at the beginning of the global pandemic in response to the high demand for information resulting from dramatically-increased screen time (particularly by children and teens), each segment addresses a different unique aspect of the digital landscape, and helps parents, families, researchers, educators and clinicians to navigate its challenges.
“We are so pleased that during the lockdowns, social distancing and at-home learning, we were there to meet the public need for current scientific research, clinical recommendations, and practical, meaningful evidence-based tips and advice,” commented Children and Screens Founder and President Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra. “We’re grateful to be recognized by the Webby Awards for this work.”
Panelists include leading researchers, parenting experts, former AAP Presidents, top child and adolescent psychiatrists, high-impact journal editors, leading researchers, well-known authors and thought leaders, and others. To date, the series has reached parents, researchers, educators, clinicians, government agencies, and public health professionals in over 30 countries and all 50 states.
“Technology’s presence in children’s lives has been accelerating for decades”, said Dr. Hurst-Della Pietra. “Recently technology has become the main driver of child development, and new technologies are emerging about which the public knows very little. It’s important to discuss these real and potential impacts to ensure the best possible future of children.”
“Nominees like Children and Screens are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,500 entries we received this year.”
As a nominee, Children and Screens is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 21st, the public can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, and honored in a star-studded show at Cipriani Wall Street. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; NASA’s “Houston We Have A Webby”; and Solange’s “I Got Five On It.”
ABOUT CHILDREN AND SCREENS
Since its inception in 2013, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development has become one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing and supporting interdisciplinary scientific research, informing and educating the public, advocating for sound public policy for child health and wellness, and enhancing human capital in the field. As public educators in the field, we provide policymakers summaries of research findings and compelling evidence about the cognitive, psychosocial, emotional, physical, and behavioral impacts of digital media use in infancy, toddlerhood, childhood, and adolescence. For more information visit www.childrenandscreens.com
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