Children and Screens will host a virtual series of workshops of interdisciplinary experts for parents on the topic of “Children and Screens During COVID-19” via Zoom. The first e-convening will focus on early childhood (0-5) and will take place on Tuesday, April 28th at noon EST.


Dr. Dimitri Christakis, Editor in Chief of JAMA Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute will moderate this workshop. 


Panelists include: 

  • Pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, Director of the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Researcher Dr. Brandon McDaniel, Research Scientist at Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation
  • Media and child development expert Dr. Ellen Wartella, Sheik Hamad bin Kalifa Al-thani Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University

Goals of the virtual workshop include:

  • Providing parents and educators with actionable information and practical tips to keep in mind with regard to screen use during this developmental period
  • Examining the potential short-term and long-term impacts that the pandemic could have on online screen use
  • Answering specific questions from parents about how much and what kind of media to allow their young children to use, and in what contexts
  • Helping parents discover new ways to engage in on- and off-screen activities with their children to support lifelong healthy habits  


Anyone who is interested in joining can RSVP here: