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Will you get off that thing!! Screen-time, learning and cyber safety


A screen-time forum for parents and kids for Social Sciences Week

Start Date

12 Sep 2019 6:00 pm

End Date

12 Sep 2019 7:30 pm


Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, Sandy Bay campus

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It’s the dilemma facing every parent, and is being called a crisis by some. How much screen-time is too much? What impact is it having on learning and development? How accurate and balanced is the information our kids are receiving? And how safe are the platforms they use?

But is there another side to the story? Can those evil screens be harnessed for educational purposes? And aren’t they preparing our digital native kids for the real world?

The University of Tasmania marks Social Sciences Week with a major public forum - and encourages parents and their kids to attend together. Join our expert panel for the discussion we need to have about screen-time, learning and cyber-safety. An audience Q&A session will follow.


  • Dr Nicholas Hookway - Senior Lecturer, Sociology, & Media Commentator
  • Detective Sergeant Aaron Hardcastle – Australian Federal Police
  • Dr Libby Robinson – Principal, Kingston High School
  • Amelie Hudspeth – Co-President, Senior Leaders (Grade 10), Kingston High School
  • Dr Angela Thomas – Senior Lecturer, Education

Hosted by

Dr Jocelyn Nettlefold – Media Education Partnerships, ABC

Refreshments from 5.30pm.TASA2SSW Logo