May 29, 2018 | Washington, DC
FOSI Briefs the Hill on Kids, Screen Time & “Tech Addiction”



May 29, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.


SVC 202, Capitol Visitor Center

United States Capitol Visitor Center, First St NE, Washington, DC 20515

Join the Family Online Safety Institute for a briefing on kids, screen time, and “tech addiction.” 

The challenge of setting the appropriate amount of screen time for children has long confronted parents, but increasingly we are seeing pediatricians, industry, and regulators being drawn into the debate.   

What exactly parents can do? How can families balance the positive uses of technology with their concerns about their kids spending too much time online? What tools exist to help moderate screen time?  What do medical professionals advise parents? And is legislation necessary? These are just some of the questions that an expert panel will address. 

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This is a widely attended event, held in compliance with House and Senate Ethics rules, hosted by the Family Online Safety Institute.


Day 1
May 29, 2018
  1. 8:30 a.m.
    Registration, Coffee, and Doughnuts
  2. 8:45 a.m.
  3. 9 a.m.
    Kids, Screen Time and “Tech Addiction”

    Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute (Moderator)
    Dr. David Hill, American Academy of Pediatrics
    Fmr. FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny  
    Dr. Michael Rich, Center on Media and Child Health, Harvard
    Joseph Wender, Office of Senator Markey (D-MA)

  4. None