Screen Time and Gaming via a Scientific Lens: Next ParenTalks

How much is too much? What type of limits are reasonable? Why does quality also matter?

The amount of time teenagers can spend in front of a smartphone, laptop, iPad, desktop, and other screens is increasingly a source of concern for parents and conflict in many families, yielding important cognitive, behavioural and other questions that are the basis for scientific study.

The next edition of ParenTalks at St. Michael's College School (SMCS) will examine what the latest research around screen time shows, explore the pros and cons of gaming, delve into the impact on overall wellness, and provide tips and guidance for parents, students, and educators on managing these realities.

Panellists of the third edition of SMCS ParenTalks

The live webinar presentation on Thursday, December 3, 2020, will feature a global expert in this space.


Dr. Sheri Madigan, R. Psych
Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Calgary

Dr. Mark Broussenko '07, MD
Family Physician
Hospitalist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Mr. John Connelly
Director of Student Affairs
St. Michael's College School

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Entitled, ‘Supporting Your Son with Managing Screen Time and Gaming: A Conversation,’ the ParenTalks discussion will also examine:

  • Setting limits
  • Role-modelling
  • Mental, social, and emotional well-being
  • Addiction

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