Turn it off! (Or not): Is Media Always Bad for Kids?
Dimitri Christakis, M.D., MPH, Children’s Hospital, Dept. of Pediatrics
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 7-9 p.m.
Newport High School, Bellevue (For directions, click here.)
Tickets: $18 in advance/$25 at the door
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Is television always terrible for kids? Should you pull the plug on computer games and cell phones? The author of The Elephant in the Living Room and the director of the UW’s Child Health Institute, Dr. Christakis will present the best available scientific evidence of the effects of media on children's attention spans, language development, behavior and obesity. Learn to make that screen time play a positive role in your child's development.
Dr. Christakis is a Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Child Health Institute at the University of Washington, and a pediatrician at Children's Hospital in Seattle. Dr. Christakis is the author of over 100 original research articles and a textbook of pediatrics. Dr. Christakis' research focuses on the effects of media on child health and development and has been featured on Anderson Cooper 360, the Today Show, ABC, NBC and CBS news as well as all major national newspapers.