Welcome to the organizing page for
Alliance for Promoting Social Engagement and Preventing Digital Harms in Early Childhood
Please join us for our next online meeting October 6, 2023 at 8am EST (GMT 1200)
We’ll discuss steps to take together to raise global awareness about the importance of promoting social engagement & preventing digital harms in early childhood
This meeting is a follow-up to an in-person meetup on July 18 at the World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress, held this year in Dublin, Ireland. Research presented at the conference added to existing evidence that screen exposure is associated with a host of negative outcomes for babies and toddlers including:
- Language delay
- Structural brain changes
- Deficits in executive functioning
- Autism-like symptoms and other delays in social and emotional development
- Disruption of parent-child attachment and early relational health
In this meeting, we invite you to help find ways to increase understanding in this critically important area. We will explore how we can join forces to raise global awareness about what young children need for optimal growth and development.
Your hosts are child development researchers and child advocates committed to raising worldwide awareness that young children need face-to-face, full-sensory, hands-on interaction with their parents, other people, and the real world—a process easily disrupted by digital device usage. We want all parents to have the science-based information they need to make the best decisions for helping their children thrive.
If you have questions or would like to attend a meeting or join the Alliance, please email email@example.com