Caroline Fitzpatrick - Digital media use by children and adolescents
From work to leisure, screens have become omnipresent in our daily lives. This trend is not without concern as most children and youth exceed daily recommended time limits put worth by the World Health Organisation and Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. What are the consequences of screen time for children and youth? Do violent contents and video games present additional concerns? How does the family environment influence the consequences of screen time? This presentation will address these questions with a focus on the cognitive, social, and health consequences and benefits of screen use across the lifespan. Strategies to support healthy media by children and families will also be discussed.
She is also a Tier II Canada research chair in Digital Media Use by Children and Its Implications for Promoting Togetherness: An Ecosystemic Approach. She studies the childhood origins of education and health inequities. The goal of her research is to inform social policies and public health initiatives aimed at improving child health and education.