Whether children are streaming videos, playing games or interacting with apps, habit-forming design plays a role. But its effect is largely unknown.
Jenny Radesky, M.D.
Jenny Radesky, M.D., is an assistant professor of developmental behavioral pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, trained in pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital and completed subspecialty training in developmental behavioral pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. Her research interests include the use of mobile technology by parents and young children, and how this relates to child self-regulation and parent-child interaction. Clinically, her work focuses on developmental and behavioral problems in low-income and underserved populations. She was lead author of the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on digital media use in early childhood.