Technology: a friend not foe for getting kids active

Thursday 9th May 15:50 - 16:30

Technology in commonly seen as the reason for increased sedentary behaviour amongst children and young people, but how can we turn this on its head and use tablets and devices to activate kids? This session will explore the latest approaches and wins for technology and digital approaches for getting kids active, and how social media can impact on young peoples health and wellbeing.

The role of social media and technology in activating teens – what does the research tell us?


Dr Victoria Goodyear, Lecturer in Pedagogy of Sport, Physical Activity and Health at School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham

Using digital to get more kids more active


Steven Day, Head of Participation at The Football Association