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SXSW 2017

How to say YES & feel great about kids’ screentime

Parents, especially those of us who work in the media/technology industry, are more confused than ever about their children’s participation in the digital world. Media coverage continues to focus on dangers, yet many parents experience great personal and professional satisfaction from our use of the social media platforms, apps, & games that are reportedly damaging our children. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but combined research and experience can recommend ways for families to optimize their screentime! Join a discussion with four experts and find out how you and your kids can relax and enjoy the available opportunities to play, create & learn as a family in the online world.

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  1. How do we best parent our kids in the digital age, and how can screentime be also be active time?
  2. How do families move beyond the idea of “screentime” so they can say DO instead of DON’T to healthy individual and family technology use?
  3. How can creative industries support family use of digital media on shared platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, plus those in development?



Jessica Millstone, Dir of Engagement, BrainPOP

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