Encourage children and families to take a break from digital entertainment and reconnect with the world around them during Screen-Free Week, May 2-8.
The AAP Council on Communications and Media offers a collection of educational resources at http://bit.ly/1WMfkMo, and a recent AAP News article “Beyond turn it off” outlines tips to advise families on media use (http://bit.ly/1UGXpJ6).
The Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21) program on Oct. 21 prior to the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco will focus on “The Medium Is the Message: How Electronic Media Are Transforming Our Patients’ World.” The half-day conference will go in-depth on the role of media in children’s lives. Find details at http://www.aapexperience.org/peds-21/.
Download Screen-Free Week handouts in English (http://bit.ly/1Rh7F8A) and Spanish (http://bit.ly/1RzKTLh). Access other materials from the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood at http://www.screenfree.org/.