Logo Center Flower 4.png
Banner Full Size 4-6.jpg

Sunday May 1, 2022 
2pm to 4pm ET
Free and Open to the Public

Event Co-Host: MA State Representative Denise Garlick

Panel 1: Mental Health Insights From Health Professionals

Rates of clinical level depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and eating disorder cases among adolescents have                                  increased dramatically in the U.S. since 2010. So has social media use for that same age group. This is no coincidence.                           The Becca Schmill Foundation has brought together a panel of health professionals, who have researched and written

about this important and timely topic, to share their insights. 

Panelists: Dr. Bryn Austin, Dr. Richard Freed and Dr. Clifford Sussman
Moderator: Jean Rogers

Panel 2: "Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber"

Is ed tech the best way for our kids to learn?  Do ed tech companies always prioritize our children's education over their                           bottom line?  "Screen Schooled" authors, Matt Miles and Joe Clement, have over forty years of combined experience as public school teachers and coaches. They will share with us the problems they have observed from screen overuse among students, what is currently going on in schools, the direction educational technology firms would like our schools to go, and what we can all do about it.

Panelists: Joe Clement and Matt Miles
Moderator: Josh Golin

Bios:

Dr. Clifford Sussman

Clifford Sussman, MD is internationally known as a pioneer in treating internet and video game addiction. He has been in private practice in psychiatry for children, adolescents, and young adults in Washington, DC since 2008 and is an expert consultant for the Digital Use Disorder Track at Caron Renaissance in Boca Raton, FL. He has been featured as an authority on screen use related issues throughout the media and peer reviewed literature. He has presented on the topic to audiences of all types and sizes at conferences, hospitals, schools, and other venues locally and internationally. For a schedule of his live and online presentations, as well as many other free resources for families struggling with screen time issues, please visit his website at www.cliffordsussmanmd.com.

Dr. Bryn Austin

Dr. S. Bryn Austin is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and mentor. She is Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. She directs the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator, based at the Harvard Chan School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Austin is a Past President of the Eating Disorders Coalition and Academy for Eating Disorders. She is a social epidemiologist and behavioral scientist with a research focus on health inequities, especially those affecting socially and structurally marginalized adolescents, and she has received numerous grants funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and foundations to support her research. 

 

Dr. Richard Freed

Richard Freed, Ph.D., is a child/adolescent psychologist in clinical practice and author of the book Wired Child, and his insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Medium, on NPR and CNBC. Dr. Freed is a leading expert on how Silicon Valley’s use of persuasive design in social media, video games, and online videos is altering the trajectory and health of young people’s lives. Receiving his professional training at Cambridge Hospital / Harvard Medical School and the California School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Freed lives in Walnut Creek, California and is the father of two daughters.
 

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers is director of the Screen Time Action Network at Fairplay, a collaborative community of practitioners, educators, advocates and parents working to reduce excessive screen use in childhood. She is the author of Kids Under Fire: Seven Simple Steps to Combat the Media Attack on Your Child, and is a certified parent educator. Jean believes that digital wellness in childhood translates to healthy, responsible, successful adults. Jean acknowledges people’s fears about children’s screen time and walks them through practical, proven methods to keep it in check, while illuminating basic child development concepts as they apply to children’s digital environments. She holds an M.S. Ed. from Boston University's Wheelock School of Education. She lives in southern NH and is the mother of five grown children.

 

Joe Clement

Panel 2 Panelist: Joe and co-author Matt Miles have over forty years of combined experience as public school teachers and coaches. They wrote the book, Screen Schooled, and will share with us the problems they have observed from screen overuse among students. They will also share what scientific research tells us about the effects of screen overuse, what is currently going on in schools, the direction educational technology firms would like our schools to go, and what we can all do about it.

 

Matt Miles

Panel 2 Panelist: Matt and co-author Joe Clement have over forty years of combined experience as public school teachers and coaches. They wrote the book, Screen Schooled, and will share with us the problems they have observed from screen overuse among students. They will also share what scientific research tells us about the effects of screen overuse, what is currently going on in schools, the direction educational technology firms would like our schools to go, and what we can all do about it.

Josh Golin

Josh Golin is Executive Director of Fairplay, the nation's leading independent watchdog of the children's media and marketing industries. Through corporate campaigns and strategic legal filings, Fairplay has changed the marketing practices of some of the world's most powerful companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon and Disney. Currently Fairplay is leading Designed with Kids in Mind, a campaign to demand new regulations to protect children online. Josh speaks regularly to the media, parents, public health professionals and policymakers about what we can do to create a healthier media environment for children. Josh lives outside of Boston with his wife Jennifer and his 13-year-old daughter, Clara.

Co-Host: State Representative Denise Garlick

State Representative Denise Garlick represents the 13 Norfolk District, comprised of Needham, Dover and Medfield (precincts 1 and 2). She currently serves as the Chair of Bills in Third Reading. She is also serving as the elected Chair of the permanent funded Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities and she is the only legislator serving on the Opioid Trust Fund Advisory Council. Her career has been dedicated to public service and advocating for the rights of people in her town, state and nation. In addition to her official state duties, she is proud to be a mother, a nurse, and volunteer.

To receive follow up information and recording of the event, sign the form to the right. 

Sign up for event follow up information!

Thanks for submitting!

***THIS WEBINAR IS AT CAPACITY*** 

You can watch the live broadcast at: www.needhamchannel.org/watch-programs

Caring Communities Sponsors

Gold Level:

EB_JUFG_TAG-Navy+Orange-R.jpg
NB Logo_blue tag_CMYK.jpg

Bronze Level:

Copley Motorcars

Dedham Savings

Roche Bros.