Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Making the Virtual Virtuous: Common Sense Guidelines for Raising Kids in the Digital Age
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Session Schedule: Jun 27, 2019
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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# of Sessions: 1
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Dr. Mark Bertin, Dr. Chris Willard, Jean Rogers and Samira Sine

Managing modern technology can be exhausting and stressful, potentially prompting us to ask - do we use it or does it use us? It's an even bigger challenge for parents trying to figure out how to raise healthy children in the digital age. Many families struggle as they try to maintain common sense limits while seeking balance in using media as a resource and entertainment.

Join developmental pediatrician Dr. Mark Bertin, child psychologist Dr. Chris Willard, and Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood's Screen Time Program manager Jean Rogers in a conversation moderated by Samira Sine, New York Director of Common Sense Media. Starting with the premise that technology is not inherently good or bad, you'll get an overview of current media research alongside practical, realistic, and engaging, family friendly tools that integrate mindfulness while supporting long term wellbeing in your children.

Cosponsored by Common Sense Media and Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood.

Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at the New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through and Psychology Today.

Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD) is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness with young people. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychology, and is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. He is the author of Child's Mind, Growing up Mindful, Raising Resilience and three other books. Along with his private practice, he teaches at Harvard Medical School.

Jean Rogers, M.S.Ed, is the head of Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood's Screen Time Action Network, a coalition of practitioners, educators, advocates and parents working to reduce chilren's excessive use of digital devices and restore a developmentally healthy childhood. Author of Kids Under Fire, she has been giving "Kids Media Diet" workshops, writing and speaking about children's screen use since 2009.

Samira Nanda Sine is the New York Director at Common Sense Media. With over 15 years experience as a writer, on-air boadcaster and producer, she has worked at the BBC World Business Desk, Reuters Television News, and the Huffington Post in Mumbai, Hong Kong, and New York City. She has also hosted a travel and food show that airs on the Learning Channel HD Worldwide and Apple TV.

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They provide millions of parents and teachers with information and advice on kids' digital well-being, from an innovative Digital Citizenship Curriculum for schools to policy reforms that help build a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities.

Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood was founded in 2000 by Dr. Susan Linn and a group of educators, health care professionals, and parents. CCC has built a powerful movement to end the exploitive practice of marketing to children and promote a modern childhood shaped by what's best for kids, no corporate profits.

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