Parenting in the Digital Age: The impact of Technology on Children (and the Rest of Us)
From the time that they are born, most children are surrounded by digital media. Before they can walk or talk, many already know how to use a tablet. Many parents have concerns about what the impact of this constant and early exposure to digital media is having on children’s development. In this session, we will examine the research on both the positive and the negative impacts of digital media on both children and their families and discuss practical solutions for managing its use.
Jason S. Daniels, PhD is a researcher with the Community University Partnership for the study of Child Youth and Family, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. Jason has a background in cognitive development and has extensive experience doing research and evaluations related to a broad range of topics including, the effective use of technology in education, the impact of media use on child development, and student engagement.
This session is part of Learn Downtown, a City of Learners speaker series offering bite-size learning opportunities downtown.