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Michael Robb, PhD with Sierra Filucci


Common Sense Media’s Newest Research

Please join Common Sense Media’s parenting experts as they discuss the findings of the organization’s much-anticipated fall research study: “Common Sense Census: Tweens and Teens Media Use.” This special evening will be full of critical takeaways such as how mobile devices affect family relationships, what kids are doing online, and the impact of screens on sleep. How do tech use and social media impact mental health? Can students do their homework while multitasking? How can parents help their children manage device use? And a key topic at the top of most parents’ worry-meter: how much sleep is my teen losing due to device use and what can I do about it? These experts will offer concrete strategies to help us reclaim control of screen-time and recapture face-to-face family time.

Michael Robb, PhD is senior director of research at Common Sense, overseeing the research program, evaluation of organization impact, and program development research. Robb has been involved in issues involving media and children for over 15 years. He has published research on the impact of electronic media on young children’s language development, early literacy outcomes, and problem-solving abilities in a variety of academic journals. Robb also has supervised community educational outreach efforts, helping parents and teachers make the most of quality children’s programming. Robb received his BA from Tufts University and MA and PhD in psychology from UC Riverside.

Sierra Filucci is a journalist with a special interest in media and families. She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley, and she's been writing and editing professionally for more than a decade. As her kids get older, Sierra has developed a special fascination with youth culture, including YouTubers, gamers, social media, and slang. When she's not watching Marvel movies and Parks and Recreation with her kids, she enjoys reading young adult books, walking her dog, and streaming dystopian thrillers late at night.

Common Sense Media is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing trustworthy information on media and education, with an independent voice that families need to thrive in the 21st century.

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