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Gather Together

One goal of ScreenSense is to gather together locally via regular events and workshops to continually adapt and optimize our relationships with technology and each other.  We hope to cultivate local support and camaraderie as we all find our way on this digital journey.  With that in mind, here are local events in 2018/2019:

 

Upcoming Events: 

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ScreenSense Does Sweetwater: Mill Valley Live & Unplugged!
Tuesday, May 14, 7pm (Doors open 6pm), Sweetwater Music Hall
What does it mean to stay human in today's digital world? A not-to-be-missed adult evening of storytelling, humor and entertainment with ScreenSense and Moxie Road Productions. **Buy Your Ticket Here!**

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ScreenSense Parent Workshop: Fortnite and YouTube
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7-9pm, Park School Auditorium
 Is Fortnite or YouTube taking over your house?  Come hear perspectives and share strategies for screen time management. No RSVP or tickets needed.

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Games We Use To Play Event!
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10am-2pm, Old Mill Park

Hosted by Mill Valley Historical Society. Register in advance online.

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Common Sense Media Conference: Designing for Our Future/ Solutions for Digital Well-Being
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 9am-5pm, Computer History Museum, Mountain View
Join speakers Craig Newmark, Tristan Harris, Dr. Jenny Radesky and more to explore how ethical design can and should reshape priorities in Silicon Valley.

 

Past Relevant events:

Rewilding the American Child: Setting Kids Free in Today’s Digital World
Monday, May 6, 2019, 7-9pm, Outdoor Art Club
Last Fall, Outside magazine explored this very topic in an award-winning issue focused on "Rewilding the American Child" and called on parents to set their kids free—from screens, from schedules, from the kind of ever-present supervision that hinders full maturation. The Commonwealth Club will bring this issue to life on May 6th with Award-winning science journalist Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, and Dr. Nooshin Razani, a pediatrician and the founder of the Center for Nature and Health, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

ScreenSense at the Mill Valley Family Wellness Festival
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 11am- 3pm, Mill Valley Community Center
Stop by our booth and attend our talk to learn about "Your Brain and Tech". Wait Until 8th will have an adjacent booth!

LIKE – a documentary about the impact of social media on our lives
March 11, 2019, 6:45-8pm The Lark Theater –
RSVP here.

We’re all aware social media is having an impact on our lives, and especially the lives of younger generations, but to what extent? Join Kentfield Schools PTA for a screening of the brand new IndieFlix documentary “Like,” which covers this important topic.

ScreenSense Workshop: Managing Screen Time
Thurs. January 17th 6:30-8:30pm  

Take control of your digital life!  Join fellow parents to think critically about our use of screens/devices and share strategies for managing screen time.

Mental Health and Media: Digital Well-Being for Tweens and Teens hosted by Katherine Delmar Burke School/Common Sense Media

Wednesday, December 5, 8:30-10am at 7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121. RSVP requested.

Smart Phones: Jesse Pearson—Mill Valley PTA Parent Ed

Wednesday, November 7, 7pm – 8pm at MVMS 

Like any tool, smartphones can be both powerful and dangerous, especially when used by an inexperienced hand. This is an informative discussion on how to confront, manage, and make peace with your kids’ relationship with smartphones, social media, and technology.

Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media:  Ana Homayoun—Mill Valley PTA Parent Ed

Tuesday, October 23, 7pm – 8pm at MVMS 

Teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana helps parents understand the evolving world of social media, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media