Dr. Yalda Uhls To Speak At Westside Neighborhood School


February 18, 2016

Westside Neighborhood School announces its upcoming speaker series event, featuring Dr. Yalda T. Uhls on March from 7 am to 9.,

During this educational evening, Dr. Uhls, author of Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact Not Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age, will provide an overview of the digital media landscape in which our kids live, learn, and play.

She’ll discuss media usage, social science research, opportunities and challenges presented by digital media, and how parents can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape with their kids. Dr. Uhls will offer expert advice and concrete tools and tips on how parents can guide their kids to make responsible, respectful, and safe media choices.

Yalda Uhls, MBA, PhD, is an award-winning child psychologist, researcher, and leading expert in how media affects children, who works with schools, non-profits, and companies alike.

She is an unequaled and balanced voice in helping parents and educators navigate the overwhelming landscape of opinions, research, facts, conversation, and misinformation surrounding the impact of media on children.

In addition to being an author and consultant, Dr. Uhls works with Common Sense Media as their Director of Creative Community Partnerships and does research with UCLA. Dr. Uhls currently sits on the Westside Neighborhood School Board of Trustees. She is also a mom of two digital teens.

WNS is excited to welcome Dr. Uhls to our campus to speak on a topic that is both important and relevant for kids, teens, parents, and teachers both inside and outside the classroom. “Dr. Uhls’ philosophy of using research-based information to help children safely and productively navigate the digital world closely reflects WNS’s technology policies for its students” says Head of School, Brad Zacuto.

“We recognize that with the influx of all types of digital media and the constant presence of social media, deciphering what is real, what is hype, and what the best ways are to reach our children, has become increasingly challenging. Yalda’s presentation will help shed light on all these questions and concerns for all parents.”

Dr. Uhls’ presentation is suitable for audience members with children of all ages. After speaking she will be available to sign books. Westside Neighborhood School is located at 5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles. The event is open to the public free of charge with an RSVP. Books will be available for sale at WNS. Please RSVP to speakerseries@wnsk8.com.

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