11:30 a.m.: Reception
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Luncheon and panel discussion
Relationships with friends and family are core to our emotional and physical well-being. Research overwhelmingly shows that people with positive relationships are happier, less stressed, and healthier and have a greater sense of purpose than their peers who don’t have meaningful relationships. So in our hyperconnected world, why are we seeing rising levels of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among tweens, teens, and adults?
Please join Common Sense for an important discussion about kids' emotional well-being and how technology may be both enhancing and hindering their relationships. We're joined by former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who believes loneliness is one of the most important public health issues of our time, and Dr. Laurie Santos, professor of psychology at Yale University and an expert on the science of well-being. They will share the latest research and evidence-based strategies for how we can help our kids and ourselves build meaningful connections and relationships, foster resilience, and better promote our overall well-being by using technology to bring us together, rather than having it pull us apart.
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, 19th surgeon general of the United States
Dr. Laurie Santos, Professor of psychology and head of Silliman College, Yale University
Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Funds raised through this event allow us to develop and deliver our free parent resources and educational programs to millions of families and schools in the Bay Area and across the country.