Dr. Bennett is the screen safety expert who teaches families how to strengthen relationships AND achieve screen sanity. She is CEO and Founder of GetKidsInternetSafe and author of Screen Time in the Mean Time: A Parenting Guide to Get Kids and Teens Internet Safe. She is a licensed clinical psychologist (in three states) who has treated thousands of families with digital injuries in over twenty-five years of clinical practice. Her clinical and personal background is uniquely complimented by research and teaching as adjunct faculty at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). She teaches addiction studies, parenting, clinical psychology, and directed studies to upper-division college students. Dr. Bennett served on Facebook’s Youth Advisory Committee 2018-2021 and was the honored recipient of Global Ambassador in 2017 for Teensafe.
Childhood is all about discovery; so is parenting. My favorite thing about GKIS is it allows me to help families rediscover each other in our screen-distracting world. Screens are compelling because the discovery potential is amazing but so is true connection with each other.
With GKIS tools, families discover that screen safety doesn’t have to lead to chronic conflict; it can be fun! Rather than feeling shut out, GKIS parents learn how to participate in their children’s offline and online worlds. They work together instead of threatening or yanking privileges.
GKIS courses optimize screen safety and balanced online and offline play. With effective tools and strategies in place, family fun becomes an everyday possibility. Happy families discover together through fun, spontaneous engagement. THAT is what makes GKIS magic.
The GKIS Mission
GKIS helps families achieve screen sanity, prevent digital injury, and form deeper, more meaningful relationships. We don’t have to give up screens to be safe. GKIS offers tools and strategies that keep the joys of childhood discovery alive for all of us in today’s overtasked world.
What is digital injury?
Digital injury refers to the physical and psychological harm caused by viewing, emulating, or posting inappropriate, shocking, or traumatizing content, dangerous online interactions with others, distraction from real-life relationships and activities, victimization from cybercrime, and repetitive strain and distraction injuries. Because technology is rapidly changing and the psychological research and protective legislation hasn’t been able to keep up, Dr. Bennett founded GetKidsInternetSafe to offer a toolkit for families to prevent digital injury and avoid the need for costly inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy.
Here are some of the risks our courses address to help keep you and your family screen safe:
Each child, parent, and family is different and good parenting comes in many forms. I trust that you will use this information in ways that are best for your unique family. The information from this site is only for information and entertainment. As a licensed psychologist, I cannot provide psychotherapy or professional treatment/evaluation services online without a specific contract. Instead of responding to specific questions about your child or family on the site, I can offer general practical ideas to help you GetKidsInternetSafe. I hope that you will use the information from the GKIS site in the same way that you would use information from a parenting book or magazine – as a guideline to help you decide if you need a more specialized evaluation. If you are in crisis, please contact emergency services immediately.
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