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 clinical psychologist 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 with twelve years of research and teaching as adjunct faculty at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). She teaches addiction studies, parenting, clinical psychology, and directed studies with an emphasis on screen issues.
Having raised one young adult and still with two teens at home, she recognizes that screens are a necessary part of everyday family life. She has created sensible screen safety parenting hacks that work. Her book, Screen Time in the Mean Time is the thinking-parent’s-guide to screen safety, written with a warm, relatable voice that is more practical than preachy. There are no scare tactics here. Instead, she offers a refreshingly real-world perspective on child and brain development and the risks and benefits of screen use. Her easily doable parenting strategies guide parents of toddlers to teens, step-by-step for confident screen management.
The GetKidsInternetSafe Mission
Dr. Bennett helps families achieve screen sanity, prevent digital injury, and form deeply meaningful parent-child alliances. Screen use provides critical digital literacy and learning opportunities that most families don’t want to pass up. In support, GKIS offers parents the tools they need to peacefully negotiation screen use parameters and have fun in the process.
One of my goals for GetKidsInternetSafe is to inspire a cooperative and sensible dialogue among parents about the risks and benefits of child technology use. As a mother and psychologist, I am profoundly aware that each child, parent, and family is different and good parenting comes in many forms. I welcome you to dive in with suggestions and ideas for topics you’d like me to write about and offer resources and innovative ideas that have helped you. Please be kind, compassionate, and respectful of differing opinions.
What I Cannot Do
This site is only for information and entertainment. I cannot provide psychotherapy or professional treatment/evaluation services online. Instead of responding to specific questions about your child or family, I can offer general practical ideas to help you GetKidsInternetSafe. I hope that you will use the information on my site in the same way that you would use information in a parenting book or magazine; as a guideline to help you decide if you need more specialized evaluation. For specific questions pertaining to your child’s physical or mental health, please consult your local pediatrician or licensed clinical psychologist. And if you are in crisis, please contact emergency services immediately.
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