Share Paper: Acknowledging the Dark Side of Connectivity, Devices, and Media: A Teacher Education Imperative

  1. Ann Cunningham, Wake Forest University, United States
Wednesday, March 28 4:15-4:45 PM Edison E

Abstract: What we once embraced as tools for productivity and communication have now become a gateway to social relationships, entertainment, and in the worst case scenario, psychological torment. A growing body of evidence relating to the physiological, psychological, and social impact associated with the use of internet devices and apps now exists. The results are not always positive and the impact on human brains and emotions is fast becoming an area of study, and in many cases, of general concern. A body of research is emerging that reveals how excessive screen-time impacts normal brain functions as well as social and emotional ...