As we approach the beginning of the end of the pandemic, what does life after the height of social distancing look like? How can parents and children “digitally reset” to decrease daily screen time, which has gotten high during the pandemic? What are the best ways to ease back into face-to-face learning and activities? What can parents do to optimize virtual or hybrid learning for the rest of this school year and next? 

Though we still have a long climb ahead of us before life returns to a pre-pandemic “normal,” it is time to start a conversation about how to approach a digital and socioemotional reset as we begin to transition out of our pandemic-era habits and circumstances. Join Children and Screens on Wednesday, April 21st at noon ET for “Digital Reset: A Primer for Transitioning Out of the Pandemic,” our next Ask the Experts webinar. A distinguished panel of researchers, clinicians, educators, and parenting experts will discuss how to navigate the many ways life will change in the months to come. Calling upon their interdisciplinary expertise, the panelists will provide mitigation strategies for the anxiety, stress, and trauma of the pandemic, as well as share advice for combatting unhealthy habits formed during lockdown, both on- and off-screen. Whether your children are continuing to stay home or starting to resume in-person learning and activities, you will leave this webinar with evidence-based conversation starters and strategies for the many transitions to come.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.

Meet the Speakers


Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD

Clinical Psychologist,
Consultant, Speaker,
Author, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Alexis Lauricella, PhD

Technology in Early Childhood Center
Associate Professor
Erikson Institute

David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Kathleen McGann, MD

Vice Chair of Education
Department of Pediatrics
And Division of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Glen and Muriel Kiser Professor of Pediatrics,
Duke University Medical Center

This Webinar's Article

How Parental Controls, Monitoring Apps and Media Plans Can Support Healthy Digital Media Use

  • By Children and Screens Staff
  • March 13, 2021

Keeping children safe while still giving them room to grow and develop can feel like a delicate tightrope walk for parents, especially when it comes to the internet. On the one hand, you’d like your kids to learn to be independent and make responsible decisions on their own. On the other hand, you would also like to protect your kids from every possible danger, including digital media overuse. When it comes to finding that balance, parents often wonder when it’s safe to introduce screens and devices into their children’s lives, what kind of restrictions to enforce, how closely to monitor their kids’ behavior, and how to respect privacy while still looking out for their children’s social, mental, cognitive and physical wellbeing.

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