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Join Avast and ImpactPARENTS for the Digital Sanity Summit

Whitney Glockner Black, 27 March 2020

A free virtual conference helping parents navigate tech at home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

We are now rounding out the second week of California’s shelter-in-place order, and I’m sure I’m not the only parent who will admit to abandoning my kids’ screen time rules as part of this “new normal.” When I have to jump on a Zoom, I can open one of our favorite e-Learning apps to occupy my youngest, or when everyone’s maxed out, we can stream a movie to provide some escape. Never before have I been so grateful for technology and the benefits of connectivity.

Of course, all of this newfound freedom on the web is rightfully raising some eyebrows for parents. How many hours in front of the Xbox is too many? How do I regulate the type of videos my children see on YouTube? And what even is TikTok, anyway?

This is where Avast steps in. I’m excited to announce that we have joined forces with ImpactPARENTS to bring you expert advice and resources on digital parenting amid a pandemic. Mark your calendars for Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3 and join us online for the first-ever Digital Sanity Summit, a free, virtual event open to all. 

My colleague Leena Elias will kick off the event with a talk about best practices for keeping children safe online, their information private, and their content age-appropriate. She’s a mother of three teenagers as well as one of the driving forces behind our award-winning home network security solution, Omni, so you don’t want to miss this discussion. To hear Leena’s digital wellness playbook for parents, tune in at 10 a.m. EST / 4 p.m. CEST on Monday, March 30.

The rest of the agenda is equally as impressive, featuring nearly 20 interviews and live coaching with world-renowned researchers, psychiatrists, and parenting experts. We’ll be summarizing some of their most important takeaways right here on the Avast blog, so be sure to check back next week for our recap posts. 

Register now to save your seat for the 2020 Digital Sanity Summit!