Press conference at Rams Head Tavern
1:30 on Friday, December 23, 2016
Paula Poundstone endorses Maryland classroom screen safety bill
MARYLAND Award-winning comedian, author, actress and activist Paula
Poundstone will hold a press conference at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis
at 1:30 on Friday, December 23rd to express her support for Maryland
legislation that will create classroom computer safety regulations. Ms.
Poundstone is active in her Santa Monica, California community,
advocating for digital device limits in public school classrooms.
the upcoming General Assembly session, Maryland lawmakers will consider
legislation that directs the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to
develop medically sound classroom guidelines that will protect students
from the documented risks that digital devices pose to children:
increased myopia, retinal damage, digital eye strain, macular
degeneration, sleeplessness, obesity, addiction, anxiety and depression.
Poundstone, a mother of three, will share her perspective on the health
issues caused by screen time and urge Maryland lawmakers to pass
legislation in the upcoming session that will set an example for the
rest of the country.
Cindy Eckard has two children who attend Maryland public schools. She has written Op Eds for both the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post advocating
for the protection of Maryland students in the classroom. Ms Eckard
will announce a new blog that will provide the public with detailed
peer-reviewed medical research to support the need for medical oversight
and statewide classroom screen safety regulations.
The press conference will be held in
the On Stage room at Rams Head Tavern, located at 33 West Street in
Annapolis. For further information, contact Cindy Eckard at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE: The event will be live streamed on Periscope. Follow @screensandkids on Twitter.
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