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.

Meet the Speakers

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Videos

Webinar Highlights

On Wednesday, February 24th, Children and Screens hosted an action-packed “Ask the Experts” webinar, “Oh, The Places They’ll Go? Reading in a Digital World.” From the workshop’s forward to its epilogue, a group of esteemed reading experts engaged in a thought-provoking and insightful conversation about the current research on digital reading behavior, as well as the role of reading both on- and off-screen on cognitive development, language acquisition, and more. This vibrant discussion was moderated by renowned scholar Dr. Maryanne Wolf, the Director of Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners and Social Justice, and Professor of Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles.

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This Webinar's Article

How Parental Controls, Monitoring Apps and Media Plans Can Support Healthy Digital Media Use

  • By Children and Screens Staff
  • March 13, 2021

Keeping children safe while still giving them room to grow and develop can feel like a delicate tightrope walk for parents, especially when it comes to the internet. On the one hand, you’d like your kids to learn to be independent and make responsible decisions on their own. On the other hand, you would also like to protect your kids from every possible danger, including digital media overuse. When it comes to finding that balance, parents often wonder when it’s safe to introduce screens and devices into their children’s lives, what kind of restrictions to enforce, how closely to monitor their kids’ behavior, and how to respect privacy while still looking out for their children’s social, mental, cognitive and physical wellbeing.

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