Digital Generation:
How Technology is Shaping Our Youth

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The quantity and rate at which our youth are consuming media – movies, YouTube, video, games, and advertising – is growing at an exponential rate. Access to both quality and questionable content seems limitless. What effect is this having on our younger generation, and what can or should we do about it? With his unique background in the media business and having spent the last 20 years studying its impact, Jim Steyer will empower us to wisely negotiate this new frontier. “Great info. I am always amazed at the caliber of speakers that Speak To Me brings to the table.”


Jim Steyer | CEO and Founder of Common Sense Media, nationally known author of several books including "Talking Back to Facebook" and "The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children." Jim is one of the most respected experts on issues related to children's media and education in the U.S.                

James Steyer is one of the most respected experts and entrepreneurs on issues related to children’s media and education in the United States. Prior to launching Common Sense Media, Mr. Steyer was Chairman and CEO of JP Kids, a leading educational kids’ media company. Before that, Mr. Steyer was the Founder and President of Children Now, the highly respected, national advocacy and media organization for children. Mr. Steyer is also an award-winning faculty member at Stanford University where he has taught popular courses for 26 years. Among other honors, Mr. Steyer has been awarded the university's highest teaching honor - the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mr. Steyer began his professional career as a law clerk for Justice Allen Broussard of the California Supreme Court. He then served as a civil rights attorney, and founded the East Palo Alto Community Law Project. Mr. Steyer hosts a weekly news feature on Kids and the Media on CBS-5 TV in San Francisco and has frequently appeared on such shows as "Oprah," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Larry King Live," "CNN National News," “Fox News” and the "CBS Early Show." Mr. Steyer lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Elizabeth, and their four children, Lily, Kirk, Caroline and Jesse.