2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Health Impact of Screen Time for Babies and Toddlers

Sunday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Room 201-202
110 E 2nd St

There is a thought-provoking disconnect happening within our society today. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidance stating no screen time for infants and children under age 2, while parents proudly share their iPhones and gasp in awe of their brilliance. Studies show that screen time at an early age can lead to a multitude of difficulties later in the child's life. Why are adults ignoring this guidance? What will be the implications of this screen time on our children? A child's brain develops rapidly during the first years of life. Infants form trillions of synapses in the first years of their lives which lay the foundation for future cognitive, social, emotional, language and physical capacities - it is literally use it or lose it. Screen exposure does not provide the appropriate amount of stimulation to create these synapses. Could the health issues American children are challenged with start with too much screen time?


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Mally McAuliffe

Account Supervisor


Mally McAuliffe is an Account Supervisor at Social@Ogilvy, that sits within Ogilvy Public Relations in Chicago. She creates, manages and supports social media campaigns for a variety of clients inc...

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Sarah Huisman

Assoc Prof Dir of Early Childhood Program

Fontbonne University

Dr. Huisman holds a Ph.D. in the teaching and learning processes with an emphasis in early childhood. Dr. Huisman currently is an associate professor and director of the early childhood program at...

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