Rubber or Glue? Technology and Child Development

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This was formerly titled: Rubber or Glue? Technology and Child Development and What Sticks (and What Doesn’t) (2016/17)

This 4 part presentation reviews technology and its impact on child development:

  • Presentation 1 – reviews the prevalence and place of technology and social media in the lives of children and youth (23 minutes)
  • Presentation 2 – reviews technology and social media the its positive and negative impacts on social development (18 minutes)
  • Presentation 3 – focuses on how gaming impacts emotional development and might be implicated in brain functioning (21 minutes)
  • Presentation 4 – reviews technology and the implications for belonging, well-being and identity development (18 minutes)


Audience: K – 12 educators
Learning Level:  Introductory