Truth About Tech: How Tech Has Kids Hooked

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Truth About Tech: How Tech Has Kids Hooked

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  • About the Event:

  • In response to the escalating concerns about digital addiction among our youth, Common Sense is teaming up with the Center for Humane Technology. The Truth About Tech campaign will raise awareness about digital addiction, provide a roadmap of solutions, and recommend how best to respond.

    On February 7, 2018, Common Sense started the conversation with policymakers, public health experts, and industry experts at the ‘Truth About Tech: How Tech Has Kids Hooked’ conference to discuss tech addiction and its impact on kids and to map out a new agenda to ensure the digital health and well-being of America's kids.

    Learn more about Common Sense’s digital well-being initiative and our partnership with the Center for Humane Technology.

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  • Schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. Registration
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  • 9:30 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks
  • Dr. Loel Solomon, vice president, community health, Kaiser Permanente
  • James P. Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense
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  • 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Truth About Tech: Industry's Role in Shaping Health and Democracy
  • Tristan Harris, former Google design ethicist and founder of the Center for Humane Technology
  • James P. Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense
  • Moderated by Mike McCurry, former White House press secretary for President Bill Clinton
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  • 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. This Is Your Kid's Brain on Tech: The Impact of Tech All the Time
  • Dr. Jenny Radesky, developmental behavioral pediatrician, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF endocrinologist and author of The Hacking of the American Mind
  • Moderated by Dr. Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, Clinton Foundation
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  • 12:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Lunch/Policymaker Remarks
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia)
  • Congressman John Delaney (D-Maryland)
  • Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts)
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  • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. The Role of Policy in Shaping Tech Ethics
  • Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners and founding advisor of the Center for Humane Technology
  • Frank Foer, correspondent for the Atlantic and author of World Without Mind
  • Moderated by Cecilia Kang, National Technology Correspondent, New York Times
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  • 3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Break
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  • 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Think Human: Solutions for Families, Schools, and Democracy
  • Dr. Carrie James, research associate and lecturer at Harvard School of Education
  • Randima Fernando, Center for Humane Technology
  • Moderated by Rebecca Randall, Vice President of Education Programs, Common Sense
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  • 4:15 p.m. Closing remarks

With questions, contact Charlotte Fedders at [email protected] or 202-350-9992.

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