Webinar: Promoting digital health and well being for children and families

Presented by: Dr. Michelle Ponti, Dr. Patricia Jordan, and a representative from Western University's Screen Time Challenge.

What does it mean for young people to be ‘digitally healthy’ in world of ever-present screens and instant, continuous connectivity to the Internet? This one-day symposium, held during Children’s Mental Health Week 2020, invites parents, caregivers, health professionals, and educators to attend three presentations. 

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Time: 9:00AM - 2:30PM EST

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Learning objectives

Learners will be able to:

  • describe the evidence-based risks and potential benefits of digital media use in children and adolescents
  • describe key recommendations in the new Canadian Paediatric Society statements on screen use in young children 0-5 years, school-age children and adolescents
  • counsel families about healthy use of digital screen media in their daily lives
  • describe digital media applications that can support clinical work and safety planning
  • discuss current issues surrounding child and youth social media use and internet safety
  • summarize up-to-date statistics related to sexting, cyberbullying.

Learners will have the opportunity for small group work and discussion throughout the day to apply the information to their current context.

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