Lauren Hale to Speak on International Panel of Experts, Explain How Digital Media Affects Developing Minds

Thursday, May 16, 2019

On Thursday May 16, a group of international experts will make up a panel at Stony Brook University that  tackles the question:  What effect is digital media having on the brain and even body development of children?

The distinguished panel includes Co-PI of "Biopsychosocial Determinants of Sleep and Wellbeing for Teens in FFCWS", Lauren Hale, PhD, who is Professor of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine and Program in Public Health at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, and Editor-in-Chief Sleep Health. Professor Hale will address the role of screen-based technology on sleep health. She says that “the technology is powerful, enticing, education, and ever-changing, and yet there is a lot we don’t know about the consequences for child development.”

Along with Dr. Hale, the panel includes four additional experts who will provide insight on how to deal with the ubiquitous presence of screens in the lives of children and how the unprecedented volume of media consumption may be shaping their selves.

The event is being run by Children and Screens in partnership with Stony Brook University.  It is free and open to the public. For more information, including a list of the panelists, see this link.