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Dr. Nicholas Kardaras | GLOW KIDS: Examining Screen Time and Addiction in Children
March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets are available at the Lensic Box Office, in person, by phone at 505-988-1234, or online.
Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, one of the country’s top addiction experts, details how compulsive technology usage and reliance on screens can neurologically change the developing brain of a child the same way that drug addiction can. Through extensive research, clinical trials with diagnosed screen addicts, and experience treating a variety of other types of addiction, the author explores the reality of how children could be “stunting their own creative abilities” by constantly turning on and tuning in. Dr. Kardaras offers practical solutions and simple ways to protect our children’s brains without ignoring the reality of screens in our environments. Through his book and lectures, Dr. Kardaras is igniting a lively dialogue among educators, school administrators, health professionals, and parents, challenging us to rethink how we approach screens in our culture. Join us in exploring this topic!
“We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends’ houses―and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces―the Glow Kids―are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids―a form of interactive educational tool.”
—Dr. Nicholas Kardaras