Keynote Speaker &
My mission is to help us deeply reconnect with our lives and those we love.
Preventing digital injury instead of just treating it.
Dr. 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.
She appears 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.
Employees, parents, tweens, & teens from:
PTAs & parenting groups
Corporations & nonprofit organization
Ask Dr. Bennett
Have screens hijacked our brains, our kids, our families? Are we screen addicted? How can we achieve efficacy and screen sanity?
What are your top three concerns about screen risk? Top three benefits?
Kids come unglued when parents take their screens away. Is screen management, safety, and a peaceful, happy home possible?
When is it OK for kids to play educational games? Do you have age guidelines for healthy screen use?
Now that kids must have screens for homework, how can parents get ahead of that?
The FBI reports that on-screen child sexual abuse is at an all-time high, how worried should we be about that? What are your best tips for safety and prevention of harm?
Do screens help kids learn better or are they a distraction? As an educator, how much should screens be integrated into the classroom? If parents don’t allow screen use, are they harming their child’s learning potential?
The terms of agreement for social media platforms is 13 years old, yet 4 out of 5 tweens are on social media before the age of 12. Why do parents let that happen? Is it a big deal?
Millenials are sexting. Their parents are terrified about it. Is this the new sexual norm?
We are reported to be the loneliest population despite being highly connected online. What drives the need for online “likes”? What are the risks and benefits of virtual connection?
Topics of Expertise
How to keep screens from causing health concerns:
How to stay safe from online interpersonal exploitation:
How to avoid online exploitation for profit:
How to master the good stuff:
Sheriff Warns About ‘Nude Selfies’ NBC4 Los Angeles 5:00 News
Sextortion: Protecting Your Family NBC4 Los Angeles News at 11
Link for Access Live appearances can be shared for personal use only.
Radio & Podcasts
“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