A conversation with US “mediatrician” Dr Michael Rich &
Australian parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson
Facilitated by Dr John D’Arcy - AM (family doctor)
presented by Australian Council on Children and the Media
Parents say that ‘too much screen time' is a top health concern. Worries include how mobile phones and iPads impact on sleep, relationships, school performance, exercise, connection with nature, posture, and how to get children off games like Fortnite.
Here’s a unique chance for you to discuss these issues with a top US expert in this field, and a leading Australian parenting specialist.
Join the conversation…...
About the speakers
Thursday 9th August 2018
Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney
Boundary St Croydon NSW 2132 Australia
How to deal with devices and screens is one of the biggest challenges for today’s parents.
They often look to trusted early childhood professionals for practical advice.
But the debates about harms and benefits can make this difficult.
This seminar aims to present the latest research about the impacts of screen use on sleep, posture, social, emotional, language and cognitive development, and on using technology to promote healthy play. It will offer practical guidance useful to early childhood health, welfare and education professionals, parents and carers.
Associate Professor Michael Nagel - School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast
Topic: Tots and Technology – A Toxic Combination?
Professor Leon Straker, Curtin University
Topic: The potential impact of increasing media use on young children’s physical health and development
Professor Sarah Blunden, Appleton Institute
Topic: Screen time or dream time?
Rita Princi - Psychologist & Management Committee Member of the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy
Topic: Children and Technology! The effect on Social and Emotional Well-Being
Professor Sheena Reilly - Griffith University
Topic: Promoting Child Language Development via Healthy Screen Time
This conference will be of interest to early childhood educators, academics, health professionals, parent organisations and policy makers.
There are limited spaces available so please book early!
TICKET PRICE: $250
EARLY BIRD: $205 (extended - closes 13th June, 2018)
Queensland University of Technology
Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove
Brisbane, QLD 4059
Clare Phillips 08 8376 2111 or email@example.com
A seminar with Steve Biddulph (psychologist and one of the world's best known parent educators).
Based on million-copy world-wide bestseller Raising Boys, Steve will talk about why boys are different
and how to help them become happy and well balanced men.
303 Marrickville Rd
General Admission: $35
Concession: $25 (full-time student, pension card holders - card must be presented on entry)
We regret that babies and children cannot be admitted to the theatre.
Two Adelaide seminars by Steve Biddulph (family psychologist and one of the world's best parent educators)
Concordia College Chapel
24 Winchester St
Highgate, SA 5063
Based on his best-selling book. Steve discusses babyhood to womanhood - and how to help your daughter grow up wise, warm and strong.
Based on million copy world wide bestseller. Steve will talk about why boys are different and how to help them become happy and well-balanced men
Two seminars will be held on 16th May 2016 at
Mask Theatre, Tyndale Christian School
50 Fern Grove Boulevard
Salisbury East SA 5109
Join us as we hear from experts:
4:00pm-5:30pm: Professional Development ($25pp)
7:00-8:30pm: Parents/Carer Session (Gold coin donation)
7.30pm, Wed 19 August 2015
4 Hampstead Avenue
Highgate, SA 5063
Professor Elizabeth Handsley
Professor of Law at Flinders University; President of the
Australian Council on Children & the Media since 2011
Regulating children’s exposure to marketing: the role of government, industry and parents
Dr Julie Robinson
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Flinders University
Children’s responses to advertising: research and reaction
Chaired by Pam Simmons, South Australian Guardian for Children and Young People
Cost $22 per person
ACCM members $20 (contact ACCM for your booking code)
Book your ticket at: www.trybooking.com/IGJX
This seminar is hosted by Highgate School
Thursday 19th March 7:30-9:30pm
Mercedes College, Springfield, South Australia
Chaired by Amanda Blair - Mother, columnist, broadcaster and company director
Publications by Prof Leon Straker:
A presentation for parents and all who work with or care for children (toddlers to teens) to mark the commencement of our new apps review service: Know Before You Load
7.30-9:30 pm Monday 7 April 2014
Colonel Light Gardens Primary School
Windsor Avenue, Colonel Light Gardens SA
Dr Kate Highfield, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, NSW
Kate is an enthusiastic expert on children’s use of technology in learning and play. She will discuss choosing and using apps with children and introduce our new app review service.
Dr C Glenn Cupit, ACCM’s Vice-President and former Senior Lecturer in Child development at the University of South Australia will discuss 'Apps and other media stuff: Using them to raise happy and healthy children'
Monday 19th August 2013, Immanuel Auditorium,Novar Gardens SA
There was a very positive response to this seminar from the 300 people who attended. We have received many requests for Michael's presentation and information about the websites he mentioned. What follows is a brief summary of the presentation made by ACCM staff, together with links to some of the important sites that Michael mentioned.
The role of parents
Development and the media
Managing new media