2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Screen Time Real Talk

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 203-204
110 E 2nd St

Internet addiction. Inability to recognize emotions. Obesity. Some argue this is what screens lead to therefore kids shouldn’t be on screens. But is an all-or-nothing approach realistic? It’s time for a real screen time debate. Aren’t there benefits of technology for kids? Do physical and digital play have to be mutually exclusive? Do different forms of technology have different merits? How should parents address screen time? Panelists will go beyond an all-or-nothing discussion and provide substantive perspectives on how screen time should be addressed in the modern age. They’ll touch on where the current conversation falls short, along with the benefits and harms of technology for kids.

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Björn Jeffery at SXSW

Björn Jeffery


Toca Boca

Björn Jeffery is the CEO and co-founder of Toca Boca, a play studio that makes digital toys for kids. Since its first product launch in 2011, Toca Boca has released 30 apps that have been downloade...

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Dimitri Christakis

Dir, Center for Child Health, Behavior, & Dev

Seattle Children's Research Institute

A pediatrician, researcher, and parent, Dimitri Christakis, is the George Adkins Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Devel...

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Lisa Guernsey at SXSW

Lisa Guernsey

Dir, Early Education Initiative

New America

Lisa Guernsey is deputy director of the Education Policy Program and director of the Learning Technologies Project at New America. She leads teams of writers and analysts to tell stories, translate...

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Sunita Mohanty at SXSW

Sunita Mohanty

Dir of Early Childhood & Parent Systems

The Primary School

Sunita Mohanty is the Director of Early Childhood & Parent Systems for The Primary School, an integrated health and education model serving children, and their families, from birth through the tran...

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