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Wednesday, June 27 • 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Keynote: Dr. Michael Rich

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Smartphones and Snapchat and Sexting, Oh My!
The Mediatrician’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, Effective Children in the Digital Age

Michael Rich, MD, MPH
Center on Media and Child Health
Boston Children’s Hospital

I lost my child to her smartphone – what can I do? Kids are spending more time on screens than in any other activity. With greater connectivity, children are increasingly anxious, sleep-deprived, and defiant. Parents are fearful, but clueless on how to help. Tech and entertainment producers are experiencing, and sometimes contributing to, a Luddite “techlash.” Building on international research and clinical experience with Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU), The Mediatrician investigates, translates, and innovates at the interface of the media children use and how they use them, studying how that use affects their physical, mental and social health and offering practical, compassionate and humorous advice on raising the leaders of tomorrow.

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Dr. Michael Rich

Founder & Director, Center on Media and Child Health
Michael Rich, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, came to medicine after a twelve-year career as a filmmaker (including serving as assistant director... Read More →

Wednesday June 27, 2018 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Main Ballroom

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