Screen Time in Schools

On April 20, 2017, Screen Time in Schools–Why Parents Should Care was held in Denver, CO. Here is a little information provided with the youtube video that is featured below.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), today’s children are spending an average of SEVEN hours per day on electronic devices! Screen use and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from these devices have been associated with health risks such as myopia, retinal damage, sleeplessness, addiction and behavioral issues. Screen use at school also brings with it information sharing and privacy issues.

Cheri Kiesecker was in the line up of excellent Screen Time presenters.

Cheri Kiesecker is a Colorado parent and active advocate for children’s privacy. She is a frequent blogger and member of many organizations, including Parent Coalition for Student Privacy. Cheri and Leonie Haimson wrote this Washington Post article explaining the many ways student data is being collected and shared.

Here is a video featuring the highlights of her presentation.

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