5 Reasons Not To Miss Our Event, Parenting Playbook: Get Screen Savvy

A recent study found that the average child in the U.S. now spends 100 minutes on YouTube a day. (Qustodio)

94% of teens ask the internet for advice instead of their parents.

Only 14% of youth feel they’ve ever had a helpful conversation with a trusted adult about the digital world. (DoSomething.org)

TikTok is the new king of social media—more popular than Facebook and Instagram—and used by kids an average of 87 minutes per day. (Qustodio’s 2021 Annual Report)

Age 9: the average age of the first pornography exposure online. 90% of scenes portray a man being violent toward a woman.

Teens were asked what the number one thing is that adults could do for kids mental health. Their answer? Put your phones down and talk to us.

What does this all mean for parents today? It’s no surprise to anyone that in national surveys, parents say that the No. 1 battleground with their kids is screen time. It’s a battle many of us have fought whether our child is three or 13.

Join us on Sunday, May 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library-East Lee’s Summit branch. Together with the wisdom of the amazing team at START, we can work together to take control of both our kids’ and our own screens and provide our families with a healthy grasp of the digital world.

Here are five reasons not to miss the Screen Sanity event

The Knowledge

There is no one better to guide us through our afternoon together than START. This amazing organization is renowned for its programming on a plethora of digital topics geared toward parents and community leaders. We will be working through their program and workbook; Screen Sanity.

The Tools for Setting Boundaries

In addition to creating a plan together, our partners at Comcast will discuss another way you can provide boundaries for screen use with Xfinity xFi. This platform provides an easy-to-use digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, see what devices are connected, set parental controls, set time limits, and even pause Wi-Fi access during dinner or bedtime.

The Treats

We’re going to need fuel to get us through this important work and together we’ll enjoy delicious charcuterie boxes and dessert boards from Queen Bee Boards in Lee’s Summit and cold brew and canned lattes from The Roasterie.

The Community of Parents Struggling Together

The Beatles said it best when they said, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Bring your partner, friends, parents of your child’s friends or find your community within other attendees and find comfort knowing that we are all in this together. We are the first generation of parents raising digital natives. There is no handbook for the challenges we face. We are the wisdom makers. 

The Plan You’ll Leave with For Summer Screen Time and Beyond

Leave our event with the tools and confidence to implement a plan within your home to take the control back from the screens in our home.

Born in Kansas City, Jamie spent age 8-18 in Columbia, MO yet always considered KC to be home. Jamie returned to Kansas City after high school to attend Avila University, where she earned her degree in Communication. After residing in South KC, Raymore, the Plaza, River Market and Overland Park, Jamie is now a proud (and permanent) resident of Lenexa. Jamie is wife to her love, Andy, and mom to the dream team; Lucy (10), Quinn (8) and Hazel (4). Jamie is the Events Director for Kansas City Mom Collective and loves creating fun and exciting ways to gather as a community, especially if a theme is involved! Jamie loves a good coffee shop, is a self-diagnosed Fall-aholic, loves Jazzercise, is a proud member of “The Read That Society” (a book club full of close friends that just celebrated its 12th anniversary), is an internet ordained minister, loves blasting Paul McCartney out of the minivan windows on a beautiful day and anxiously awaits the day that Joanna Gaines finally realizes they should be best friends.