Wye River Upper School Hosts Lecture on Social Media, Video Games


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 Aug 25 at Wye River Upper School.


Dr. Vince Culotta of Neurobehavioral Associates presents to parents and educators on the neuroscience of social media and video games.

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.

Dr. Culotta will provide parents and health professionals with recommendations and resources on how to create 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. Wye River Upper School is located at 316 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617. Registration is required. Visit wyeriverupperschool.org/tools/ speakerseries to register and learn more.

Wye River Upper School is an independent, college preparatory school serving bright students with learning differences such as ADD/ADHD and dyslexia.  We discover through innovation, develop with rigor and celebrate the strengths of our students, while preparing him or her for success in college, career and life.

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