Join us for our talk about “Children and Digital Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” led by Amy Brereton, Ph.D!
Children and Digital Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Digital media has become ever present in our lives and something that our children are familiar with from a young age. How much exposure to digital media is too much? Is any of it beneficial? What does research say about the impact of digital media on children’s development? Drawing on the work of the Fred Roger’s Center, we will explore the good (yes, it can be good), the bad (it can also be bad) and the ugly (boy can it be ugly) of children’s interaction with digital media.
About the Speaker
Dr. Amy Brereton holds a Master’s degree in International Perspectives on Inclusive Education and a PhD in Educational Research from Cambridge University in the UK. She has held teaching and research posts at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and Trinity Washington University. Her practitioner experience includes over 7 years of teaching young children as a classroom teacher and 4 years as Senior Director of Columbia’s Child Development Center. She has also served on the Head Start Advisory Board and the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Board of Examiners. Her 9 publications include articles in ‘Young Children’, ‘Early Years’ and the ‘Early Childhood Education Journal’. Her current role is Vice President of Academics for Endeavor Schools where she supports Endeavor’s 43 schools in building and sustaining relational, appropriate and inspiring educational practices.