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Queensland Mental Health Week Webinar: Toddlers, ‘Tweens’, Teens & Screens: How Screens are Altering the Minds of Young People w/ Assoc. Professor Michael Nagel

October 12, 2023

Topic: Toddlers, ‘Tweens’, Teens & Screens: How Screens are Altering the Minds of Young People

What are the most important things we can do to nurture the development of young minds and what might hinder that development?  The first part of that question has an extensive body of research to support it.  And while we do have insights into what can hinder development, the last decade has demonstrated that Intensive Early Screen Exposure (IESE) and overall time on screens appears to be having a range of detrimental impacts on child and adolescent development.  In this presentation, Dr Michael Nagel will present evidence and research that looks at how screens might literally be reshaping the brains of children.  He will also present the steps that can be taken to ensure children have the optimum environment to grow and develop in a world saturated in technology.


Bio: Dr Michael Nagel

Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he teaches and researches in the areas of child and adolescent development, behaviour and learning.  He has authored twenty books focusing broadly on aspects of educational psychology and child development. His books are housed and read by parents, academics and students in libraries across more than 40 countries and in numerous universities including, but not limited to, University of California at Berkeley, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, The Washington Library of Congress, University College London, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University. Aside from his teaching and research activity, Dr Nagel has done more than 100 keynote addresses and has also conducted workshops and seminars for teachers and parents at over 200 schools in Australia and abroad. He has also appeared as an invited expert on ‘Sunrise’, ‘A Current Affair’, ‘The Project’, Canada AM and New Zealand TV’s Breakfast program.  Finally, Dr Nagel is a feature writer for the First Five Years Online Parenting Forum along with writing for Child and Jigsaw series of magazines offering parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers.

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October 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm