Healthy Options 9/4/13

Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman, L.Ac.
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Brown

Program Topic: THE BIG DISCONNECT:
Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.

Key Discussion Points:
How has the use of digital devices influenced and changed the ways family relate to each other?
How does “screen time” (i.e., being exposed to digital devices) affect brain development in infants and toddlers?
How does screen time affect the development of 4-10 year olds? Of pre-teens? Of teenagers?
How can parents regulate the time kids spend on computers and what resources exist to help parents with this issue for all age groups?
How can parents and teachers keep kids safe on the internet and how has the discussion of sex and sexuality been changed by the internet?
How, in the face of social media and digital devices, can we create healthier relationships in our families?

Guest: Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of THE BIG DISCONNECT: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Related websites of interest:
catherinesteineradair.com/
www.commonsensemedia.org/
www.edutopia.org/social-media-education-resources

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