Apps and online videos are among the most popular tech for children, yet most of those platforms consistently lack high quality, safe content for preschoolers. With so much inappropriate content easily at their fingertips, it can be hard to know what to look for and what options are available for keeping children safe and meeting their learning needs. In this Action Network Live! event, pediatrician Jenny Radesky, MD, and child development expert Roberta Golinkoff, PhD, discuss how children learn (or don’t!) from popular technology and the elements of tech that do (or don’t!) support children’s development and safety.
This webinar is part of our Safe, Secure & Smart series. For more great information, read our resources on Apps, Online Videos, and Connected Toys and Devices for preschoolers.
About the speakers
Jenny Radesky, MD, is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School. She received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School, trained at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, and her clinical work focuses on autism, ADHD, and advocacy. Her NIH-funded research focuses on the use of mobile and interactive technology by parents and young children. She was the lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statements Media and Young Minds in 2016 and Digital Advertising to Children in 2020.
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD, is the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education at the University of Delaware. She has received many accolades including the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award. She studies language development, the benefits of play, children’s spatial learning, and the effects of media on children, with her research funded by federal agencies and the LEGO Foundation. Her last book, Becoming Brilliant reached the New York Times best-seller list.