Media Moment: What I Learned from the Digital Natives

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Susan Alden, an Assistant Librarian at CMCH and former high school educator, shares how her perspective on students’ use of technology in education changed after she left teaching to pursue a career as an academic librarian. These stories are meant to help create a village square… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Stereotypes in the Media

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses stereotypes in the media. He also talks about how to teach children to understand and recognize these oversimplified and often incorrect portrayals of people when they see… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Healthy Sleep Schedules Before School Starts

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses the importance of getting children into healthy sleep schedules before school starts, including eliminating the use of blue-light emitting devices right before bed. For more information and… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Media Multitasking and the Brain

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses how engaging with multiple devices at once affects our brains and how we can help children use media in healthy, focused ways. For more information and to… Read more »