Conversations with Common Sense brings together authors, experts, and thought leaders for meaningful and timely dialogue on what it means to raise healthy and happy kids in the digital age. This (now-virtual) speaker series features tips and advice on keeping kids engaged, entertained, and learning while at home, as well as best practices for managing stress and self-care for the whole family during increasingly challenging times.

There is no charge to attend this webinar, but advance registration is requested.

Building a Digital Ecosystem That Supports Kids' and Families' Well-Being

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET


If there's one thing that this year's COVID-19 crisis has made clear, it's that digital media and technology play a huge role in adolescents' lives. Right now, as schools, peer networks, and communities have been pushed entirely online, the stakes couldn't be higher for creating a digital ecosystem that supports all kids and families.

As we approach an extremely uncertain new school year, parents, educators, and advocates are grappling with pressing issues and questions: Why can't we treat tech as a public utility, ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to learn and connect online? Why can't we have kids' social and emotional well-being in mind as we drive and design the technology itself? And why is the burden always on the shoulders of parents (even though most also have jobs and other responsibilities) to manage their kids' technology use?

Please join Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, first partner of California, for the next in our series about how technology and content can better support our children's mental health.

Featured Speakers

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Lisa Ling
Executive Producer and Host of This Is Life, CNN
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Jennifer Siebel Newsom
First Partner of California
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James P. Steyer
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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