Resources

On November 1, 2016 we brought the Screenagers movie to our community for a viewing. Over 335 people attended and some stayed for a Q&A discussion following film. Screenagers was full of information and left most of us wanting more resources for managing screens and for keeping our children safe in the digital world. SVEF got some help from the good folks at SERCC du Scotts Valley in creating this helpful list:

Local Group

SERCC du Scotts Valley– The purpose of the Social Emotional Resources Curriculum and Community (SERCC) Facebook page is to provide Social-Emotional resources, local Social-Emotional updates and an open dialogue for students, teachers, parents/guardians, and community members in the Scotts Valley area.

Websites

Common Sense Media – Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Screenagers – The Screenagers website has a ton of terrific resources available including screen time contracts, parenting apps, anti bullying campaigns, and much more.

Tech Timeout – Tech Timeout encourages families to do just that; take tech timeouts. Disconnect to create stronger relationships.

Time Well Spent – Time Well Spent is a non-profit movement to align technology with our humanity. Follow the link on the homepage to watch a 15-minute, powerful TEDtalk.

Magazine Articles

Parents Magazine – Article on managing mental health in the digital age.

Books

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Videos

Keynote speaker Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Her talk begins 17:30 into the video.