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Media and Children: News Conference and Panel Discussion

WHAT: 
A media panel discussion including American Academy of Pediatrics experts on digital media and children, CEOs from Sesame Workshop and Common Sense, and an early learning expert from the U.S. Department on Education. Panelists will present the latest research and recommendations, discuss trends, and answer questions from the audience. A recording of this 1-hour panel discussion will be posted on AAP.org, and will be followed by a Facebook Live presentation to allow questions from across the country.

WHEN: 
8 a.m. Oct. 21 -- Breakfast/registration with panel in Press Room (room 134/135)

9-10 a.m. PT Friday, Oct. 21 --- Media Panel Discussion and Q & A; 

10:30-11 a.m. PT Friday, Oct. 21 --- Facebook Live (@AmerAcadPeds)​

WHERE: 
Room 122, Moscone Center North, 730 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHO: 
Jenny Radesky, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement, "Media and Young Minds;"  

Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement, "Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents;"

Jeff Dunn, CEO of Sesame Workshop;

Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense;

Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, U.S. Dept. of Education

WHY: 
On Oct. 21, the AAP will publish two updated policy statements, "Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents" and "Media and Young Minds," and a supporting technical report "Children and Adolescents and Digital Media." In addition, the AAP is launching an interactive Family Media Plan Tool on HealthyChildren.org to help parents be thoughtful about media exposure for their children. Also on Oct. 21, The U.S. Dept. of Education and the U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services will release a joint policy brief on Early Learning and the Use of Technology.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds.