Dr. Michael Rich

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Dr. Michael Rich is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a pediatrician who came to medicine after a 12-year career as a filmmaker. As Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Rich combines his creative experience with rigorous scientific evidence about the powerful positive and negative effects of media. He advises pediatricians and parents on how to use media in ways that optimize child development.

Little girl engrossed in watching a video on her tablet

Media Guidelines for Preschoolers That Every Parent Should Know

When it comes to children and technology, guidelines for media use are becoming more flexible given the realities of the digital world in which we…
Mother showing her baby daughter something interesting on a tablet

Media Tips for Infants and Toddlers

Over the last decade, electronic screen media have become thoroughly integrated in our everyday lives. As adults, it is difficult for us to imagine spending…