Twenty-first century kids are exposed to media in forms that are still emerging and that can be challenging for parents. While the promise of media and the opportunity that available to kids through media seems limitless, parents are all too aware of the access media can provide to inappropriate material and the dangers of social media, most notoriously cyberbullying. Find out what tools are available to parents and what techniques have proven most valuable to help parents raise ethical kids in a media-saturated world.
Ken Haller, MD, F.A.A.P., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. He appears frequently in local and national media discussing child health issues and has been an advocate for children living in underserved areas. His special interests include health literacy, the effects of media on children, and the special health needs of LGBT youth. He is the current Secretary/Treasurer of the Missouri State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.