Resource Format: Video
Dipesh Navsaria

Screen Time Is Not a Luxury Issue: A Webinar for Professionals Who Work With Families Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum

Created: 2018
Uploaded: 02/27/2018


Far too often, discussions about screen time are limited to upper middle-class children. But in fact, families across the socioeconomic spectrum struggle with the same questions when it comes to tech and kids: How do I know if my child is spending too much time with screen media? How do I set limits? How do I choose the right media for my child?

In this webinar, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria discusses why it’s critical that practitioners review children’s media use with all families. He also discusses how technology is often falsely marketed as a panacea for inequality and what practitioners can do to help families see through the hype. He also stresses the need for practitioners to offer strategies for limiting kids’ screen time that are accessible and practical for all families, not just those with means.

Dr. Navsaria is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and is director of the MD–MPH program there as well as the medical director of the physician assistant program. Clinically, he practices primary care pediatrics, with special interest in underserved populations.  He is the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. Dr Navsaria is heavily involved in both training and in the practice of child health advocacy — writing and speaking publicly locally, regionally and nationally on early brain and child development, early literacy, and advocacy to a broad variety of audiences.  He also has extensive involvement with the American Academy of Pediatrics at the state and national levels.