What is technology doing to our minds and bodies?

April 10, 2012

At a time of rapid technological change in society, Albertans need to understand the effect of online digital activities on the health and mental well-being of children and youth.

On April 25, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, in partnership with the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research, is presenting an evening public lecture with distinguished speakers and international researchers Dr. Michael Rich and Dr. Paul Howard-Jones. Their discussion will focus on how technology holds both promise and peril for individuals, families and communities.

Although the evening lecture is sold out, you can still ­participate ­online by live webcast. The free webcast runs April 25, 7–9 p.m. mountain standard time. Participants must register ­online here.


Dr. Michael Rich is an associate professor of paediatrics, Harvard Medical School and associate professor in human development and health, Harvard School of Public Health. His biography can be viewed here.

Dr. Paul Howard-Jones is a senior neuroscientist and lecturer in education, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. His biography can be viewed here.