What the Tech?The Impact of Digital Media on Kids' Social & Emotional Development
Jay N. GieddChief, 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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