Keynote Speaker &

Media Expert

My mission is to help us deeply reconnect with our lives and those we love.

Preventing digital injury instead of just 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 & In-Service Training for Mental Health Professionals

Audiences

Employees, parents, tweens, & teens from:

Schools

PTAs & parenting groups

Religious groups

Community organizations

Corporations & nonprofit organization

Wellness & Self-Help Summits

Conferences

Ask Dr. Bennett

Have screens hijacked our brains, our kids, our families? Are we screen addicted? How can we achieve efficacy and screen sanity?

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What are your top three concerns about screen risk? Top three benefits?

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Kids come unglued when parents take their screens away. Is screen management, safety, and a peaceful, happy home possible?

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When is it OK for kids to play educational games? Do you have age guidelines for healthy screen use? 

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Now that kids must have screens for homework, how can parents get ahead of that?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Millenials are sexting. Their parents are terrified about it. Is this the new sexual norm? 

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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?

Keynote Presentations for Parents

Digital Do’s & Dont’s

The Screen-Safe Connected Family

Overwhelmed? Bring Back the Fun in Family

Creative Parenting Hacks for Safer Screen Time

Ready for Screen Sanity? 5 Tips for Practical Family Screen Safety Rules

8 Ways to Optimize Digital Literacy and Screen Safety

Depression & Anxiety Disorders Among Tweens & Teens: What is it? How can we avoid it?

Corporate Keynote Presentations

Bridging the Gaps Between Millenials & X-Gens in the Work Place: The Power of the Inappropriate Story

Tricks of the Trade for Best Productivity in the Digital Workplace

Striking the Sanity Balance Between Work Time and Family Time

The Efficient Multitasker: It’s Not as Easy as your Think

Making the Most Out of the Remote Workspace

How Screens Change the Way We Work and Live

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