Keynote Speaker, Webinars, &

Media Expert

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“My mission is to help us deeply reconnect with our lives and those we love. I’m an expert at preventing digital injury as well as treating it.”

Bio

Dr. Tracy Bennett is a screen safety expert who teaches families how to strengthen relationships AND achieve screen sanity. She is founder and CEO of GetKidsInternetSafe (GKIS) and author of Screen Time in the Mean Time: A Parenting Guide to Get Kids and Teens Internet Safe and the GKIS Home Starter Workbook. In her work as a clinical psychologist over twenty-five years, she sees the impacts of digital injury and how to treat and prevent it. After being distracted by the loss of her parents, she needed answers for her own kids; shame-free, actionable strategies that work. They weren’t out there, so she committed to the GKIS mission.

Her research and teaching as adjunct faculty at CSUCI complemented her feet-on-the-ground practical skill set. She knows what the psychology research is discovering about families and screen time. She is currently on the expert panel for Facebook’s Messenger Kids, consults with experts in technology and education, and has served as Global Ambassador of TeenSafe. Her blog article Five Easy Screen-Use Parenting Strategies from GetKidsInternetSafe is published on Facebook’s Security Center. Dr. Bennett has appeared several times on Access Hollywood Live and various national radio and television news programs. Her media appearances, keynotes, blog articles, and online parenting programs make a powerful impact on families.  Her expert Internet safety and parenting articles have been published by Healthy Living Magazine, Moms Magazine, Mamapedia, and The Good Men Project, among others. For more information, go to GetKidsInternetSafe.com.

Keynote Presentations, Webinars, & In-Service Trainings

Audiences

Employees, mental health professionals, educators, parents, tweens, & teens from:

Schools

PTAs & parenting groups

Religious/Spiritual groups

Community organizations

Corporations & nonprofit organization

Wellness & Self-Help Summits

Conferences

Corporate Presentation

BEST PRODUCTIVITY & BALANCE IN THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE

Screen Challenges in the Remote Workspace: Since the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order, a majority of U.S. corporations have committed to the remote workspace. Although convenient, it can be challenging for employees to achieve a healthy balance between productivity, family time, and physical and mental health.

Objective for the Webinar: Offer expert information about the sources of digital injury, what the science says about particular work habits, and sound strategies to optimize the work/home life balance. The perfect webinar for corporate wellness!

GKIS Presentation for Parents

READY FOR SCREEN SAFETY?

Parenting Challenges: Too often, parents don’t know the risks of digital injury until it’s too late. Dr. B sees families in crisis, she knows what most parents don’t.

Objective for the Webinar: Offer expert parenting strategies for helping kids and teens negotiate the digital world successfully. They think they know it all, but they lack the life experience for informed insight. They still need us to guide and facilitate. This presentation is designed to help parents feel empowered by implementing sound and simple strategies with a long-term payoff.

GKIS Presentation for Kids & Parents

THE SCREENSAFE CONNECTED FAMILY

Screen Challenges Typical of Elementary School: Developmentally, young children are onboarding socioemotional skills and the academic basics with the warm and encouraging support of parents, caregivers, and teachers. Older elementary-school kids are building on those basics and gradually gaining independence. Screen time helps them with these critical developmental tasks, but they must be protected and monitored to avoid inappropriate content and unhealthy screen use.

Screen Challenges Typical of Middle School: Developmentally, teens this age are turning on to finding their tribe and creating an identity. They start to move away from parent-defined behavior and toward peer-defined behavior. Screen time helps them with these critical developmental tasks, often to the point of distraction. Yet parents have a hard time keeping up, staying consistent, and knowing where the dangers are.

Objective for the Webinar: In this webinar, Dr. B offers expert education to students and parents about the types of digital injuries and how to prevent them with sensible, developmentally-sound strategies. She is a realist. She not only treats families in her practice, but she has three kids of her own. Her warm relatable style makes the information easy to understand and her sensible strategies are easy to implement for immediate results.

GKIS Presentation for Teens & Parents

MAKING YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT WORK FOR YOU

Screen Challenges Typical of High School: Developmentally, teens this age are starting to focus on gaining independence, college-readiness, and career development. They are on-loading complex abstract thought and tackling morality issues that impact their community. Parents often struggle to support their new-found independence while staying influential and connected.

Objective for the Webinar: Offer expert education to students and parents about avoiding digital injury while creating a digital footprint that works for them for college and career.

DEPRESSION & ANXIETY AMONG ADOLESCENTS: PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLNESS STRATEGIES 

Mental Health Challenges Among Teens: 20% of teens will experience depression before they are adults. Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth 10 to 24 years of age. Most clinicians agree that screen issues are commonly a contributing factor.

Objective for the Webinar: Offer expert information about how our virtual lives impact mental health and contribute to digital injury. Dr. B offers teen-tested psychological wellness strategies that she has tested over 25 years of clinical practice.

Media Appearances

Television

NBC4 Los Angeles 5:00 News with Dr. Tracy Bennett: Sheriff Warns about “Nude Selfies”

ABC Action News with Dr. Tracy Bennett: 10-Year-Old Girl Sexually Battered by Online Predator

Spectrum 1 News with Dr. Tracy Bennett: Response to Mass Shooting Incidents in El Paso and Dayton

NBC4 Los Angeles 5:00 News with Dr. Tracy Bennett: Do Video Games Cause Violence?

KEYT Channel 3 News with Dr. Tracy Bennett: Online Child Safety Threat

NBC4 Los Angeles 11:00 News with Dr. Tracy Bennett: Sextortion: Protecting Your Family

ABC Action News Tampa Bay with Dr. Tracy Bennett: 10-Year-Old Girl Sexually Battered by Online Predator

Spectrum1 News with Dr. Tracy Bennett: Video Games, the Internet, and Mental Illness

Spectrum1News with Dr. Tracy Bennett: Back-to-School: Monitoring Screen Time for Children

Fox 11 News Los Angeles with Dr. Tracy Bennett: Online Gaming Dangers

Access Hollywood Live appearances can be shared by request

Radio & Podcasts

Publications

“Dr. Bennett’s resources and stories were extremely relevant and easy to understand and implement.
I particularly appreciated her examples of how to talk with children, especially inviting them to
‘do the work’ researching different apps, making a persuasive argument, and also the wonderful question, “what do you think?” to help them develop their critical thinking skills. A rich evening!”

 

Suzanne M, Padre Serra Parrish