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Kids and Screens Fall 2021 Programming

Through the generous support of the Snoqualmie Tribe, all events are offered to you free of charge.

All events will take place virtually between 7-8:30pm with time for Q+A

Past Events:

Grades 4-6

Audience description: These sessions are intended primarily for caregivers of children in grades 4-6 who are on the cusp of using technology independently and just beginning to interact with the online world.

September 22nd, 7pm – Introduction: Development+Tools with Kelly Tansing

Tech expert Kelly Tansing, experienced software engineer and owner of Mindful Media Consulting, will lead this kick-off session for caregivers to provide information, tools, and recommendations to set your family up for success.  Kelly’s approach is empowering, practical, and easily accessible.  Parents will appreciate her guidance in helping families take advantage of the technology in their lives in an intentional and mindful way.

Check out the KING 5 coverage here.


October 20th, 7pm – Cognitive Development with Dr. Dimitri Christakis 

Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis is a pediatrician, parent, researcher, and director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children. He will lead this session on the impact of technology on developing young brains, focusing on 4th through 6th grade. 

Check out the KING 5 coverage here.


November 17th, 7pm – Social Media with Delaney Ruston

Delaney Ruston, MD, renowned physician and ‘Screenagers’ filmmaker, will lead this session focused on social media, one of the most prevalent draws of technology for young people. The goal is to begin conversations about pitfalls and dangers of social media use before kids are fully immersed in apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more.

Check out the KING 5 coverage here.

Grades 6-8

Audience description: These sessions are intended primarily for caregivers of children in grades 6-8 who use technology frequently and are immersed in the independent online world.

September 23rd, 7pm – Introduction: Development, Tools with Kelly Tansing

Tech expert Kelly Tansing, experienced software engineer and owner of Mindful Media Consulting, will lead this kick-off session for caregivers to provide information, tools, and recommendations to set your family up for success.  Kelly’s approach is empowering, practical, and easily accessible.  Parents will appreciate her guidance in helping families take advantage of the technology in their lives in an intentional and mindful way.

Check out the KING 5 coverage here.


October 21st, 7pm – Cognitive Development with Dr. Dimitri Christakis

Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis is a pediatrician, parent, researcher, and director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children. He will lead this session on the impact of technology on developing young brains, focusing on 6th through 8th grade. 

Dimitri generously allowed us to film night 2:


November 18th, 7pm – Social Media with Delaney Ruston

Delaney Ruston, MD, renowned physician and ‘Screenagers’ filmmaker, will lead this session focused on social media, one of the most prevalent draws of technology for young people. The goal is to begin conversations about pitfalls and dangers of social media use before kids are fully immersed in apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more.

Check out the KING 5 coverage here.


December 16th, 7pm – Preventative Education with Jo Langford

Jo Langford is a masters level therapist, author, and sex educator for tweens, teens, and parents in the Seattle area. Jo has worked for 20+ years in this field and will lead this session on the intersection of adolescence, technology, and sexuality, with a focus on having open, honest conversations with your child as they navigate puberty and increased online freedom.

Check out the KING 5 coverage here.