Tots, Tweens, Teens and Screens: Supporting Healthy Child Development in a Screenwise Way

A Presentation and Discussion for Schools & Parents

A presentation and discussion to explore how screen technology supports and interferes in child development and what we can do to help our children thrive in a digitally-focused world.

We will explore how our brains and their development reveal a clear picture about the appropriate timing for screen use. This allows our children to develop their full potential and ensures they will be competent citizens of the world.

We will end with a discussion on forming healthy tech habits for you and your children.


Would you like to see this presentation at your school? Parent, student and staff development presentations available. Email for availability.


I really appreciate your mission, message, presence, warmth and expertise. These ideas helped me understand my children in a whole new way.

– Kerin (Lagunitas Waldorf)

Thank you! It is important to face and create healthy solutions and dialog about media in our school that is informative, supportive and not shaming. You have helped us begin that.

– Sarah (Sebastopol Charter)

I appreciated how you came at the topic from the different lenses of someone who has worked in the world of technology; grown up without it; and as a parent and educator. It felt really rich to me.

– Rose (Golden Bridges, San Francisco)

There was so much that is useful now and validating of our family choices in ways that make it easier to explain to other people and more firmly make requests from friends and family.

– Joyce (Sacramento Waldorf)


About Ben

Ben Klocek, web designer, teacher, and Sacramento Waldorf School alumni, has worked in tech for over 19 years and has been studying how our use of screen technology affects our lives. He teaches technology and woodworking in a public waldorf charter school.

He is the father of two girls, age 8 and 11, and is an avid outdoorsman, artist, and gardener.

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