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Children and the Internet topic of free hospital lecture on Oct. 6

[September 30 2010] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut will hold a free lecture, “Children and the Internet” Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7-8 p.m. at the New Britain General campus. David Bickham, Ph.D., will discuss potential problems with social network sites; valuable Internet sites for families; how to identify potentially dangerous websites; and how children can use the Internet in a positive way.

Bickham is a staff scientist at the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital, Boston. He is also a pediatrics instructor at Harvard Medical School. His research of media focuses on its influence on children’s well-being, including physical, psychological, social and academic.

The “Children and the Internet” lecture will be held in the cafeteria, with refreshments available at 6:30 p.m. Parking will be validated. Seats are limited; call 860 224-5691 for information or to register.

This lecture is supported by the Harold Greenblatt MD Memorial Fund, established in 1983 to honor the late Dr. Greenblatt and provide continuing education about pediatrics to the public. Dr. Greenblatt was the first board-certified pediatrician in New Britain.