Children, Teens, and Technology Rules of engagement: Are there any?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Newton North Auditorium
Dr. Rich is a pediatrician and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital, Boston. His research explores the positive and negative effects of technology (computer, television, cellphones, etc.) on children and teens.
Join us as Dr. Rich discusses
- Strategies and tips to manage children’s use of technology
- How to fight the “crowd” mentality
- Addictive nature of technology as it relates to children with attention issues
- Impact of violence and inappropriate content on child development
Co-sponsored by the PTOs from Bigelow, Cabot, Day, Peirce, Newton North, and The Newton Partnership
From Ask the Mediatrician :
I am Dr. Michael Rich, the Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. But more importantly, I am a parent, just like many of you. As a former Hollywood filmmaker, I am a lover of media. But as a pediatrician, I see that media have both positive and negative effects on children’s health.
I’m here as The Mediatrician® to answer your questions about media and health. It is my goal to provide you with science-based answers and practical solutions that can help the children in your life use media in ways that can enrich their development. What’s YOUR question about media? Go ahead and ask.
CMCH is a non-profit organization supported in part by the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Comcast, Google, The Stuart Family Foundation, The Norlien Foundation, Cisco, and other generous donors.
The Mediatrician is a wonderful speaker and shared great information although I wish this was shared with the students as part of the curriculum in schools.