Director of Research
Common Sense Media
Senior Director of Learning & Engagement, Common Sense Education
What does family dinner look like nowadays? In the digital age, it’s easy to let devices occupy more and more of our family time. As more kids and parents bring their devices to the dinner table, the opportunity to connect with family members without distractions is getting lost. One solution families can adopt is having a “device free dinner” with more bites and less bytes!
Join Common Sense to learn about their Device Free Dinner initiative. You’ll first hear from Michael Robb on the latest research on media, kids and families. For instance, how do parents feel about the impact of devices on their families? Do they feel that they—or their kids—are addicted to technology? What’s the importance of dinner time for family communication?
You’ll then hear from Kelly Mendoza about a free Device Free Dinner Toolkit with turnkey resources schools can use to designate a device-free dinner day. The toolkit includes materials for parents, classroom activities, a poster, and a community-building dinner event for schools. The various options in the toolkit will help schools customize a meaningful event for their communities. Help families support a balance between tech time and face-to-face time with Device Free Dinners!
Michael and Kelly will field your questions after their presentation. This edWebinar will benefit all school personnel, including teachers, administrators, principals, librarians, and tech coordinators, parent coordinators, and PTO staff. Read more.
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