Powerful Resource or Unhealthy Distraction? The Ongoing Debate about Young People and Technology

Thursday, January 7, 2016 -
8:45am to 10:30am EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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Technology is omnipresent in the lives of American youth. Studies show that by the time they turn two, more than a third of kids have used a mobile device; and nearly a quarter of teens are online “almost constantly.” In the right context, digital media and the web can serve as powerful tools for learning—but their use by youth has also been linked to attention problems, obesity and other issues. 
  • What we know and have yet to learn about the growing use of digital media tools and technologies by youth 
  • The benefits and challenges of youth exposure to digital media 
  • Best practices for integrating digital media into a young person’s education and home life, and their implications for education, youth development and workforce funders 


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8:45 - 9:00 AM  Check-in
9:00 - 10:30 AM  Program

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