march, 2019

28mar(mar 28)8:00 am30(mar 30)6:00 pmKeynote Childhood Summit Brisbaine, Australia: Back to Nature - The Other Side of the Techno EclipseChildhood Summit Brisbane, Australia


28 (Thursday) 8:00 am - 30 (Saturday) 6:00 pm


Event Details

Keynote Synopsis:  Screen use is slowly but surely eclipsing our relationships with both the physical world (nature) and each other.  No where is this more evident than in children. In this pivotal lecture, Dr. Mari Swingle will explore the effects of screen-based technologies on the developing brain, behavior and the evolution of our species. –And the related imperatives of children maintaining a relationship with nature not only for ourselves but for the health of the planet. Her explicit concern is our assimilation of technologies in parenting, education and play long before we understand their effects on our mental and physical health, socialization and development. To this end, she will examine the emergent state of science and the evidence of social, emotional and cognitive alteration in infants through adolescents. She will also explore and challenge the counter argument promoting the early use of technology. Her mission: Informed choice. To help us remain masters not servants to the technologies we bequeath generations to follow. Facilitation Synopsis: A panel of 6 Childhood Health Experts will lead an interactive discussion on the 'state of modern childhood'.  

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