Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne
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Gain insights and strategies to help children develop healthy screen behaviour.
Excessive screen time was the number one health concern reported by parents in a recent national health poll by the Royal Children’s Hospital. We know technology is here to stay, so what can parents do to encourage healthy relationships between their children and technology?
In this webinar, a panel of child health and digital experts will discuss screen use by pre-teens; possible effects on mental health; cyberbullying and eSafety; as well as the positive aspects of technology that are sometimes overlooked. The panel will also share insights and practical strategies that parents can use to help their children develop healthy screen behaviour.
The webinar is ideal for parents or carers of pre-teens, health or education professionals working with children, and digital games developers producing content for this age group.
Audience questions are welcome. Submit questions when you register for the event or during the audience Q&A on the day.
Australia hosts the oldest ongoing culture in the world with aboriginal rock art providing an important window into what Australia’s first people were doing and the things that were important to them when it was created. However, in order to understand how these remarkable artworks might relate to things like changes in the climate and environment, we must know how old it is.
In this talk, Dr Helen Green will discuss the different scientific techniques being used to date Australia’s rock art and the importance of integrating traditional knowledges and western science.