New York Luncheon and Panel Discussion Highlights
On November 21st, Common Sense Media hosted leading authors, educators, celebrities and parents at the Harmonie Club in New York City for a discussion of the impact of digital media on how today's kids learn, communicate, and connect.
The event was a sold out, standing room capacity crowd of 350 people who gathered for a luncheon and panel conversation moderated by Common Sense Board Member Chelsea Clinton, and featured renowned child psychologist and Harvard educator Dr. Howard Gardner, NYT best-selling author Emily Bazelon and Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media Jim Steyer.
After opening remarks from the NY Advisory Council Co-Chair Miyoung Lee, and an introduction of the guest experts by Jim Steyer, the panel launched into an engaging discussion about the challenges of parenting in the digital age. The key issues focused on finding the successful balance of quality, age appropriate media and managing the amount of time spent with it; maximizing the potential of technology to turn screen time into learning time; and the importance of inspiring empathy as a key skill to help all kids create communities of kindness in the online world.
After the formatted conversation, the floor was handed to the audience who lined up to ask their owns questions of the experts on everything from cyberbullying to helping kids develop "good grit", to the difficulty of modeling healthy media use when parents themselves are so tethered to their tablets and smart phones.
Parents lingered long after the event concluded, continuing to talk about the insights shared by the experts and to ask questions about the work of Common Sense Media. It was a wonderful and rewarding few hours spent with our dedicated supporters and new connections about the importance of supporting kids and families to thrive in the 24/7 digital world. View event photos below.
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2013 Luncheon Photos
Over 300 guests attended our SOLD OUT 2nd Annual NY luncheon fundraiser at The Harmonie Club on November 21, 2013.
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