The Impact of Media on Child and Adolescent Health

A Briefing for Policymakers and Staff

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Senate Commerce Committee Hearing Room
253 Russell House Office Building
Washington, DC
Lunch will be provided

The media is increasingly pervasive in the lives of children and adolescents. The average child today spends nearly 45 hours per week with media, compared with 17 hours with parents and 30 hours in school. However, until now there has been very little comprehensive analysis of the research tracking the impact of media on children's health.

On Tuesday, December 2, researchers from Yale University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health will discuss their systematic review of 173 studies examining connections between media exposure and health outcomes for children, and explore the policy implications of their review.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Zeke Emanuel
Department of Bioethics,
National Institute of Health

Dr. Cary Gross
Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith
Yale University School of Medicine

Jim Steyer
Founder and CEO, Common Sense Media

Michael Calabrese
Director, Wireless Future Program, New America Foundation

This event is co-hosted by Common Sense Media and the New America Foundation.

To RSVP for this event:

For questions, contact Cecille Isidro at (202) 986-2700 x 141 or [email protected]