Too Young For Technology? What parents and child care providers should know about the use of digital media for toddlers and preschoolers

December 2, 2013

–Live webcast on Friday, Dec 13 from 2-3pm ET–

The Kristin Anderson Moore Lecture is an annual event that honors Kristin Moore, Child Trends’ senior scholar and past president, for her contributions to Child Trends and to the larger child and youth field.

Who:  Kris Moore will moderate the discussion including these experts:

  • Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation and author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – from Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child
  • Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Director of the Infant and Child Lab at Temple University and author of Einstein Never Used Flashcards
  • Rosemarie Truglio, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Curriculum and Content at Sesame Workshop

What:  A panel discussion on what parents and child care providers should know about the use of digital media for toddlers and preschoolers

When:  2:00 – 3:00pm ET

Where:  Online at

Why:  Digital media use among toddlers and preschoolers is a growing reality. 47 percent of children from birth through age two spent more than an hour in front of a TV on an average weekday in 2011/2012. While mobile use remains small among this demographic (only six percent are daily users and average about two minutes per day on mobile media), it is increasing. More than one in three have used a smartphone, tablet, or similar device.


About Child Trends:  Child Trends, based in Bethesda, Md., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children and youth. For more than 30 years, policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S. and around the world have relied on our data and analyses to improve policies and programs serving children and youth. Our work is supported by foundations; federal, state and local government agencies; and by nonprofit organizations. Child Trends has more than 100 employees and annual revenue of about $13 million.