April 6, 2020
Digital Parenting in a Pandemic
Keeping your kids safe (and you sane) during this crisis



April 6, 2020

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.



The full Webinar discussion between Stephen Balkam, Janell Burley Hofmann, and Tiffany Shlain can be viewed here.

How on earth do we maintain balance in our families’ digital lives during the unprecedented times that we are in?

What strategies and tools can we use to create some semblance of normalcy while our kids are suddenly learning at home, and we are struggling to either work remotely or bring in child care in order to run essential services?

On Monday April 6, Stephen Balkam, Founder & CEO of FOSI, moderated a discussion exploring the challenges (and opportunities) of being a good digital parent in a time of crisis. We discussed both short term and long term strategies that can help create order, prioritize education, and forge new routines in the midst of uncertainty.  

Stephen was joined by two of the leading thinkers in this space:  

Janell Burley Hofmann is the author of iRules, an international speaker, facilitator and consultant and mother of 5.  Janell helps schools, youth, families, educators and organizations on the topics of technology, media, health, relationships and well-being. She is the creator of the iPhone Contract and founder of The Slow Tech Movement and iRules Academy. More of Janell's resources can be found here, on her website.

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker, and Webby Awards Founder, and author of  24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, in which she explores her family’s decade-long, transformative practice of turning off screens one day each week. More of Tiffany's resources are available here. You can sign up for her weekly Zoom baking classes (Fridays at 10am PT/ 1pm ET) here.



Founder & CEO, Family Online Safety Institute
Author, 24/6 The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week