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Media, Screentime and Technology

Navigating new media is one of the quintessential conundrums of 21st Century parenting.  The technology may be “new-fangled,” but core parenting principles remain: making mindful choices, maintaining open communication, modeling with our own behavior and acting in accordance with our values.   


Common Sense Media

Comprehensive reviews of movies, TV shows, books and games from professionals, parents and children with recommended ages and content warnings.  Also includes articles, “best of” lists, research and “parents ultimate guide to” a variety of trending topics.

Child Mind Institute: Screen Time & Technology

Informative, interesting articles on trending topics like how to set limits, selfies & self-esteem, cyberbullying and why Fortnite is so addictive

Screen Sense

Mill Valley-based nonprofit that “helps families and their communities teach healthy tech use to children.”  Site includes information, tutorials, resources and option to sign up for bi-weekly “bite size” email content.

Cyberbullying Research Center

Facts, figures, stories, and research intended to serve as a resource for parents, educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement officers and young people

A generation of kids has used social media their whole lives. Here’s how it’s changing them article by Nicole Karlis from February 2021

Catherine Steiner-Adair: How Technology Affects Child Development

Youtube video of 10-minute presentation by clinical psychologist and author of The Big Disconnect

Children and Screens during COVID-19

Youtube video of 90-minute workshop presented by Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development held on May 6,2020

The Big Disconnect by Catherine Steiner-Adair

"Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair takes an in-depth look at how the Internet and the digital revolution are profoundly changing childhood and family dynamics, and offers solutions parents can use to successfully shepherd their children through the technological wilderness." (excerpt from

Raising a Screen Smart Kid by Julianna Miner

"For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world." (excerpt from

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