Today, WQED will be hosting a “marathon” of IQ:Smart Parent shows that deal with the topic of the influence of media and technology on our children. It’s a very relevant topic given the increase use that technology plays in our lives and our children’s increased exposure to media, especially in a world when they can get it 24/7.
(Find the shows on Comcast Channel 9.)'
- “Learning with Games”: Can video and online games be positive learning tools for kids?
- “Girls Growing Up with Media”: How are girls portrayed in the media? How does this impact their decisions, behaviors, and sense of self?
- "Health, Wellness, and Technology”: Can technology and digital devices contribute to our health and wellness?
- “Tune In, Tune Out”: Do your children believe everything they see on TV? How does your child learn to separate fiction from reality? (Be sure to check out this one. I appear on the show!)
They will air in order, back to back, on Sunday, September 8th beginning at 2:30pm. For more information, check out: http://www.wqed.org