S1 E2: Are Screens Breaking Kids' Brains?

Screen Time

17-03-2022 • 38 mins

Is a rise in screen time changing the way children's brains develop?

Dr. Michael Rich, director of the Boston Children's Hospital Digital Wellness Lab, explains how the infant brain works and how it responds differently to online and offline activities.

Pediatrician and clinical researcher Dr. John Hutton walks co-hosts Nicole Edwards and Taylor Owen through his research using MRI to study the effects of screen time on white matter in preschoolers.

Finally, Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Director of the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University, explains why not all screen time is equal, and shares tools to help evaluate the quality of the content kids are consuming.

FIND OUT MORE:

Read the study by Kathy Hirsk-Pasek et al.: “How educational are ‘educational’ apps for young children? App store content analysis using the Four Pillars of Learning framework”

https://kathyhirshpasek.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2021/03/How-educational-are-educational-apps-for-young-children-App-store-content-analysis-using-the-Four-Pillars-of-Learning-framework.pdf

The Canadian Pediatric Society’s age-based recommendations for screen use:

https://cps.ca/tools-outils/digital-media-and-screen-time

Visit Common Sense Media for reviews of age-appropriate content, like apps, TV shows and books: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

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