Character Day

If you missed the webinar social and emotional learning through media, you can catch the recording here. A brief description is included from the site below.

“How do you disseminate ideas on the science of character, social emotional learning, and flourishing in today’s world far and wide? Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain spoke aboutCharacter Day, a movement that unites people from all over the world to discuss these ideas. It’s now in its third year, and over 20,000 events at schools and organizations around the world have signed up for Character Day, which is set for September 22, 2016. Character Day is a free annual day where students and educators from around the world screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives. Students dive into free printed discussion materials and join an online global conversation around character and the importance of developing character strengths (resilience, grit, empathy, courage, kindness) — all rooted in evidence-based research.



In today’s 24/7 digital world, parents are concerned about the messages their kids are soaking up from the media they consume.  In this recorded webinar, viewers also will hear from Dr. Yalda T Uhls about Common Sense Media’s new rating system which identifies movies and TV shows that teach children character strengths. Yalda shared how Common Sense Media’s new rating tools help parents discover, use, and choose movies and TV shows that portray positive character strengths and life skills in a way that experts have determined can support kids’ development.”





Interesting Links for Educators

Here are some pages on my website that are useful and interesting for schools and educators!

Edutopia is great resource for educational materials.

Great Schools is a website with very useful for information about any school in the country, private or public.

Psychology in Action is a UCLA graduate student blog that writes about really interesting psychological research.

Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence Dr Steinberg’s book now in Paperbook – excellent resource for understanding the research behind how teens brains and bodies develop

This site (SafeSmartSocial)has tutorials and information on some of the latest social media apps popular with kids.

Take this test to find out how many times your (or your teens) personal data has been exposed to hackers!

A Digital Glossary to understand all the social media jargon your kids use

Test your knowledge of technology with this Pew quiz.

Key and Peele — how tone is lost in texting

Can we Autocorrect Humanity?  Prince EA

Video on this article at the bottom on Sleep and why it’s important – Dr Daniel Siegal

Are screen-addicted kids frying kids their brains?

Kids Want Fame More Than Anything

Internet Addiction—Epidemic or Fad?

The Science of Selfies

Kids and Multitasking, with Patricia Greenfield

Adolescents and Electronic Media, with Patricia Greenfield

The Science of Why Your Kids Can’t Resist Frozen


Suggested Reading List

Ridgefield Public Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools has included Media Moms and Digital Dads as part of their suggested reading for parents! Also included on these lists are social media scholar and youth researcher danah boyd, education experts Tony WagnerTed Dintersmith, and the USC Professor of Education Mary Helen Immordino-Yang. Check them out below!

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Partial list of past talks for schools and educators

In the past few years I have been speaking to parents at schools .  Here are a few of the places I have spoken.

To Schools and Students

Aspen Challenge LA, UCLA Krieger Center, Harvard Westlake, Calvary Christian School, Palisades Elementary,Brentwood School, St Marys, Carlthorp School, Village School, Westside Neighborhood School, Willow Community School, Park Century, St. Mathews Parish School, Oakwood School, Campbell Hall, Wildwood School, South Pasadena High School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Campbell Hall,
Moulton Elementary School

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