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About This Event

Evidence indicates today that youth ages 8-18 are spending an average of almost 11 hours a day (including multi-tasking) linked into media and technology.  85-90 percent of middle school students have access to a mobile device.  Yet despite all the conveniences and access these trends provide, increasing evidence is suggesting that this tech culture is not supporting healthy physical, psychological, social and spiritual development.  Understanding how we got here and where we should go is critical for all.

Join us for this informative presentation and discussion about teens and technology. Attendees will:

  • learn about current trends of media/technology usage for youth and what factors guide their use;
  • understand the benefits and risks of media/technology for youth; and
  • gain practical, empirically-supported recommendations for encouraging responsible tech usage.


  • Jim Schroeder, Ph.D

    Pediatric Psychologist, Vice President of Psychology Department, Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

    Jim Schroeder received a BS from Ball State University with a major in psychology and minors in social work and counseling psychology. He graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University in 2005. In addition to seeing youth with a wide range of backgrounds and psychological issues, he specializes in evaluating and working with children (and their families) diagnosed with autism spectrum, learning, sleep, attention-deficit, and other developmental issues.