Dr. Yalda T. Uhls, a former exec at MGM and Sony, left the movie world to study child development, earning a PhD in Psychology at UCLA. Uhls is now an adjunct professor at UCLA where she does research on how media affect the social behavior of tweens and teens and teaches a class on Digital Media and Human Development; she is also a part-time youth development expert at the national non-profit Common Sense Media; and the author of the parenting book Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact not Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age. Dr. Uhls expertise of how media content is created, as well as the science of how media affects children, and her own experience as a parent of digital teens (!) informs her unique perspective.

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