Kris Perry is the Executive Director of Children and Screens, a non-profit working to understand tech’s impacts on child health and well-being.
Join Erin Prather Stafford and her guest, Kris Perry, for a talk about technology’s impacts on child health and well-being and how parents can help their children navigate the online world.
Kris Perry is the Executive Director of Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development. Perry most recently served as Senior Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California and Deputy Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency where she led the development of the California Master Plan for Early Learning and Care and the expansion of access to high-quality early childhood programs. She led systems change efforts at the local, state and national levels in her roles as executive director of First 5 San Mateo, First 5 California and of the First Five Years Fund.
Through it all, Perry has fought to protect children, improve and expand early learning programs, and increase investments in low-income children. Perry was instrumental in returning marriage equality to California after the landmark 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Hollingsworth v. Perry, which she wrote about in her book Love on Trial.
Find out more about Children and Screens at childrenandscreens.com. You can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
Host Erin Prather Stafford launched Girls That Create in 2019, a site supports the parents and caregivers of creative girls while encouraging greater female representation across the arts. Before Girls That Create, Erin was the Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES. The film had its national broadcast on Independent Lens | PBS and traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. It also examines the portrayal of powerful women in mass media and why representation matters.
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