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Left to their Own Devices: Increasing Awareness and Guidance Regarding Youth & Technology
Evidence indicates that 95% of teens have a smartphone or have regular access to one. Forty-five percent of teens report that they use the internet “almost constantly, ” which has doubled since a prior survey 4 years prior. 84% have access to a game console at home, and 9 in 10 say that overall, they play video games of all kinds. Overall, in factoring in the multi-tasking rates, estimates are that youth ages 8-18 are exposed to almost 11 hours of media/technology per day. Yet meanwhile, as trends have continued in this direction, significant signs are suggesting that this immersive culture is associated with problems in many areas, including sleep, behavior, mood, social development, peer relationships, physical health, and illicit behaviors. Although media & technology undoubtedly provides for convenience, accessibility, and experiential opportunities unimaginable for previous generations, it appears that we may be trading the physical, social and psychological health of our youth in the process. The purpose of this webinar is to better understand these concerns, and consider what directions we should take to support optimal health & well-being of our youth no matter what the trends may be.

Jan 29, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Our mission is simple: To be the voice in Indiana for preventing child abuse in all its forms. We practice this mission by raising awareness, serving as a resource for the community, advocating for preventive policies and programs, and fostering a statewid
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Dr. Jim Schroeder, Ph.D., HSPP
Vice President of Psychological Services: @Easterseals Rehabilitation Center (Evansville, IN)
Jim Schroeder, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist and Vice President of the psychology department at Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, Indiana. He resides in Evansville with his wife, Amy, and their eight children. He received a BS from Ball State University with a major in psychology and minors in social work and counseling psychology. He graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University in 2005. In addition to seeing youth with a wide range of backgrounds and psychological issues, he specializes in evaluating and working with children (and their families) diagnosed with autism spectrum, learning, sleep, attention-deficit, and other developmental issues. He also writes a monthly column for parents and professionals entitled Just Thinking, which can be found along with his many other articles and books on his personal website: www.james-schroeder.com. Dr. Schroeder is regular radio guest for multiple morning shows and is a frequent contributor