Courant Conversations: Parenting in the Digital Age

Oct 18, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT
Event Summary

Tickets are $10 per person and FREE for all Connecticut Science Center members, Hartford Courant Subscribers, and registered users. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Special thanks to our Host Sponsor, the Connecticut Science Center.

Event Details

Parenting in the Digital Age

Cocktail Reception (cash bar) opens at 5:30 pm.

Expert Panel Forum begins at 6:30 pm.

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Interactive panel discussion will feature local experts:


Michael Robb, chief of research for Common Sense Media, which offers information for parents on such concerns as tech addiction, internet safety, Facebook and other social media, cyberbullying, cellphone parenting, and more. He is a West Hartford resident and father of two.

Laura Saunders, Psy.D. ABPP is a staff psychologist working in Young Adult Services at the Institute of Living of Hartford HealthCare and Board Certified in Clinical Psychology.  Dr. Saunders is  the Clinical Coordinator of The Right Track/LGBTQ Intensive Outpatient program  in Young Adult Services for individuals struggling with significant emotional difficulties, minority stress and identity development. Areas of expertise include child psychopathology, behavior management, parent training and family therapy. 

David Ryan Polgar, co-founder of the Digital Citizenship Summit (, which brings together parents, educators, students and organizations to promote best practices toward safe, savvy and ethical use of social media and tech, and also recognizes that tech can plan a positive role in kids’ lives). A West Hartford resident, he also is an attorney, the chief of trust and safety for Friendbase and co-developer of  the Digital Distraction Test.

Sarah Cody
, TV news reporter of Fox 61, who also writes The Courant's popular parenting column, will moderate.

The Hartford Courant has been holding public discussion forums since 1986 in line with its mission to inform the
community on important issues. The forums foster debate and an exchange of ideas that generate vital conversation.

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Connecticut Science Center
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Hartford, CT, 06103

Oct 18, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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