In this Webinar, Professor Leon Straker and Dr Erin Howie (Curtin University) talk about the current understanding of the physical and mental health and development issues associated with screen use by children. The focus will be on the physical implications of television, electronic games, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablet computers and smart phone use. Practical tips on wise ways to use screens are provided.
This webinar includes
- Children’s physiology and screen use
- The physical implications of television, electronic games, desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smart phones.
- Practical tips on wise ways for children to use screens.
You will also receive the slides from this presentation and a list of resources referenced throughout the webinar.
Professor Leon Straker
Leon Straker is Professor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. He has made a substantial contribution to physiotherapy and ergonomics in Australia and abroad, and has worked in the area of prevention of musculoskeletal disorders for more than 20 years. His research interests include the impact of technology on health and computer and electronic game use by children.
Dr Erin Howie
Erin Howie is a postdoctoral research fellow at Curtin University, with expertise in the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviours on children. Erin explores innovative strategies and measures to improve children’s physical activity and learning, especially in the school environment.