WRUS to host talk on social media
CENTREVILLE — Wye River Upper School is pleased to announce that Dr. Vincent Culotta, author and president of NeuroBehavioral Associates will make a presentation on “Social Media and Video Games: A Brain Perspective” on July 14 and Aug 25. Anne Arundel Medical Center, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse is a co-sponsor for the event.
Culotta will explore the impact of social media and video games among children and teens from a neuroscience perspective. Studies will examine data regarding the use of networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Tumblr, texting/sexting and safety. Culotta will also evaluate a number of peer reviewed studies addressing video game use, functional changes in the brain during video game use, the relationship of video game use to real-life violence, issues of desensitization to violence and the specific impact of gaming upon children and adolescents with ADHD.
Culotta will provide parents and health professionals with recommendations and resources on how to create a healthy strategies for social media and video game use.
This presentation is free and open to the public. It is being offered on two dates in two locations. The July 14 presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in the Doordan Institute, located on the 7th floor of the Belcher Pavilion, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. The Aug. 25 presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at Wye River Upper School, 316 S. Commerce St., Centreville. Registration is required. Visit wyeriverupperschool.org/tools/speakerseries to register.
For more information, contact Katie Theeke at 410-758-2922 or katie firstname.lastname@example.org.
DR. VINCE CULOTTA