media and technology
October 30, 2018

A new study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, found that most downloaded apps for children ages 5 and younger contain at least one type of advertising. The researchers concluded many of apps seemed to violate F.T.C. rules around unfair and deceptive advertising.

Author: Nellie Bowles
Source: The New York Times
Estimated time to read: 06:05

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October 25, 2018

According to a study conducted by the researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Washington, babies are more likely to learn from on-screen instruction when paired with another infant as opposed to viewing the lesson alone.

Author: Kristen Cole
Source: University of Connecticut
Estimated time to read: 02:39

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October 18, 2018

In this talk Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician, parent, and researcher, discusses his research on optimal media exposure for children.

Presenter: Dimitri Christakis
Source: TEDxRainier
Time to watch: 16:11

July 23, 2018

Kids today are born into a world of digital devices, with children of every age spending hours in front of smartphones, televisions and tablets. This article from the Common Sense Media helps parents navigate this new reality by answering some common questions — how much is okay, what kind is the best and when do you introduce?

Author: Caroline Knorr 
Source: Common Sense Media
Estimated time to read: 08:15
Time to watch: 00:30