Discovery Museum Speaker Series 2020 Featuring Dr. Jill Walsh

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Thursday November 12

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM


Join the conversation at the Discovery Museum 2020 Speaker Series featuring  

Dr. Jill Walsh

Researcher and Lecturer at Boston University, Author, and Digital Space Advocate

Managing Kids' Screen Time in the Pandemic

presented virtually via Zoom webinar 

Although there has always been debate about the opportunities and challenges screen time offers, there was at least a list of best practices that we could use as a guide. Then the pandemic made technology critical for both our children’s academic and social experiences. What do best practices look like now? And how can (or should) we come back from the tech overload of the last seven months? Dr. Walsh will go through the parameters that are worth instituting this school year to help set children up for success navigating in-person and remote learning. Particular focus will be on thinking about quantity vs. quality of tech use and addressing challenges like multitasking and managing digital socializing. While Dr. Walsh will provide a research-based approach, she is also a working mother of two technology-obsessed kids so she will also offer insights into which rules to follow closely and which to worry less about as we navigate this new time. This talk will be relevant for families with children of any age, but a particular focus will be on Pre-K through middle school.

Visit for more information about her work and to purchase her book, Adolescents and Their Social Media Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age

All registrants will receive a follow-up email on Thursday, November 12, with a link to the Zoom Webinar presentation that evening. If you do not have Zoom installed on your computer or mobile device, you can download it at Please note that this presentation will not be recorded. 

Discovery Museum Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

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