A new documentary titled “Kids vs. Screens” will be broadcast on CBC on November 13, 2020, at 9 pm.
“In Kids vs. Screens, a documentary from The Nature of Things, guest host Dan Riskin, a biologist, science journalist and author, explores the latest research to discover how â€śdigital babysittersâ€ť can affect childrenâ€™s development, learning abilities and mental health. A father of three, Riskin is on a quest to understand the science of screen time, traveling everywhere from a brain imaging lab using Robert Munsch stories as a research tool to a kindergarten classroom where he gets a hands-on lesson in how kids learn.
As a scientist, Riskin is seeking facts. As a dad, heâ€™s seeking advice. Heâ€™s concerned about his childrenâ€™s growing desire to spend more time on screen â€” and how to manage the family fights that can arise as a result.”