Technokids: Exploring Daily Electronic Media Use of Children With and Without Autism

Summary:Researchers at the University of Windsor are interested in learning about your child’s electronic/digital media activities like watching Netflix or surfing the Internet and their use of different media devices like computers and smartphones in an online survey. Patterns of media use observed between children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children without any mental health diagnoses will be examined to understand how their electronic media use might be similar or different.

Researchers: Eric Gilliland (Master’s Candidate), Dr. Kimberley Babb (Supervisor) University of Windsor

Who can participate:Parents or caregivers of one or more 4- to 11-year-old children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who have used electronic media within the last 30 days are eligible to participate.

What’s involved:This online survey will take approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete. If you choose to participate in this study, you will be presented with online questionnaires that will ask you about: 1) Background information on yourself, your family, and your child; 2) Your child’s typical behaviours and degree of independence; 3) Your child’s electronic media use and daily media activities; and 4) Your strategies for monitoring and controlling your child’s media use.

Interested in participating: If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Eric Gilliland through e-mail at to recieve the link to the online study.

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