If you thought we were overusing our screens before the coronavirus, you hadn’t seen anything! Digital media use is way up, as we now rely on our devices for work, school, shopping, and staying in touch with each other. Dr. Michael Rich, also known as The Mediatrician, guides us towards the best ways to help our children use digital media in safe and healthy ways.
Guest: Michael Rich, MD
Dr. Michael Rich is the founder and director of the Center on Media and Child Health, at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Center is a great resource for anyone interested in raising digitally healthy youth.
The Family Digital Wellness Guide that Dr. Rich describes in the episode is a research-based parenting resource looking at the healthiest approaches to using digital media throughout childhood and adolescence.
Saul Rosenthal, PhD December 1st, 2020