S1088 Controversies in Pediatrics: Social Media: Friend or Foe?
Friday, October 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 252-254
CME credit: 1.50
Session Type: Seminar
Topic(s): Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Social media can help parents and teens access health information and find support for specific pediatric conditions. However, concerns are growing about misinformation, the effects of mobile device overuse on the parent-child relationship, and the dangers of posting information about children online. This session will juxtapose the benefits of social media use by parents and teens with the potential harms.
Michael Rich, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Attending Physician
Center on Media and Child Health , Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital
Mika Hiramatsu, MD, FAAP
Physician, Assistant Clinical Professor
Castro Valley Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco