What the Tech?

The Impact of Digital Media on Kids' Social & Emotional Development



Jay N. Giedd

Chief, Brain Imaging Section, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Brain Evolution and the Digital Revolution: How Using Technology Affects Kids' Brain Development

Throughout childhood and adolescence, the parts of the brain that relate to kids' abilities to plan, control impulses, foresee consequences of their actions, read emotional reactions, and exercise judgment, such as deciding to resist peer pressure, are still developing. Dr. Geidd's current research explores how what kids do during the time they spend in the digital world can affect the hard-wiring of their brains. He will discuss the key roles of parents and educators in fostering good outcomes in crucial developmental stages.


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Introduction:
Gail Abarbanel

Director, Rape Treatment Center

Vincent Bruzzese

President, Worldwide Motion Picture Group (MPG) at Ipsos MediaCT

Jane Buckingham

CEO of Trendera, a marketing, trendforecasting, and consulting company

Jay N. Giedd

Chief, Brain Imaging Section, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Larry Rosen

Past Chair and Professor of Psychology, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Cheryl Olson

Past Co-Director and Co-Founder, Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Nancy Willard

Director, Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, Eugene, Oregon

Panel Discussion

Open Discussion and Q & A with All of the Speakers