ReadySetFund Screen Sanity



Because you are a ReadySetFund VIP Supporter, we know you care deeply about your local community and the youth growing up there. We do, too! At START, our mission is to help families pursue digital health by empowering you to be a leader, mentor, and coach for kids in a world that is increasingly digital.

Below you will find a button to print our most popular resource FOR FREE, the Screen Sanity Group Study, a discount code for 50% off all of our webinars, as well as access to additional resources that we hope will be useful to you, your family, and your community. Together, let’s help the next generation be captivated by life, not screens.

START’s highly acclaimed Screen Sanity program has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Diane Sawyer for ABC news. And now, it’s available to you in the form of a group study. We’ve packed our favorite screentime tips and tricks into one book so you can unpack them with your book club, PTO, church group, professional development team-or even by yourself after the kids are tucked in bed. With purchase, you gain access to ten video-guided sessions—specifically designed to spark face-to-face conversation with others in a casual setting. Each session contains a video, discussion questions, take home tips, and a list of additional resources. It’s best if each participant in the group has a copy, but not required. For additional tips and support getting a group started in your area, simply click the Host a Gathering button on this page.

each book includes:

  • Access to 10 thought-provoking videos unpacking today’s hottest digital parenting topics.

  • Discussion questions designed to spark conversation with others.

  • Take home tips.

  • Lists of resources for additional support.

  • Flexible course design: You decide how often you want to meet and which sessions you want to cover. (We recommend covering no more than 2-3 sessions in one sitting.)

Watch Video 1

Click through to view the video for each session. Videos range from 6 minutes – 15 minutes.

Join us for one of our virtual workshops!

Use the STARTRSF discount code for 50% off any session.



Additional Free Resources

Today’s parents are tasked with raising the next generation to be flourishing digital citizens—but feel unequipped to do so. We often feel pressure to be an “expert” in order to stay ahead of our kids’ tech use—and when we get behind? It’s tempting to give up. Check out some additional START resources that are designed to help parents be mentors and guides in the digital world.

  • Screen Sanity Podcast – Krista Boan, co-founder of START, talks with guests who walk you through some of the conversations you’ll want to have to prepare your kids for the road ahead.

  • Smartphone Toolkit – If the time has come for a smartphone “learner’s permit”, we’ve got you covered.

  • Social Media Playbook – A secret weapon to help you equip your kids to think critically about the social media world.

  • Parent Guide Library – Guides to your kids’ favorite apps that help families take a Driver’s Ed approach to device introduction.

  • Parent training webinars – Live and recorded sessions with practical ideas to help keep children safe, sane, and seen in an increasingly digital world.

Did you know?

At START, we are not only hearing from teachers that social media and games invade the school-time hours that had acted as a buffer to screen time pre-COVID, but the data shows the effect. In July 2020, a report was released by Qustodio (a device-filtering company), revealing trends and insights on children’s screen-time habits during the pandemic, known as the “COVID Effect.” Since March 2020, the average child in the U.S. now watches nearly 100 minutes of YouTube per day, a child in the U.K. spends nearly 70 minutes on TikTok per day, a child in Spain plays Roblox over 90 minutes a day, and 100% more children everywhere are spending time learning online. These increases are not ever expected to return to pre-pandemic levels, but only increase as industries become more aggressive and competitive in their vie for children’s attention.