Families Managing Media
Melanie Hempe, BSN is the Founder of Families Managing Media (FMM), and author of the BEST Screen Solution Series, Can your Teen Survive–and Thrive–Without a Smartphone? and Will Your Gamer Survive College? A graduate of Emory University’s School of Nursing, Melanie has spent over six years working with leading researchers and technology experts on the impact of video games, social media and smartphone media on children and families. Her passion for educating families about the dangers of screen addictions and providing practical solutions has made her a sought after expert and speaker throughout the United States and garnered national attention from Psychology Today, ABC’s 20/20 and the CBS Morning Show.
Her first-hand knowledge of the impact of screen addiction on her family has also led to the development of cutting-edge programs from Families Managing Media that help reestablish balanced use of technology in the home and school. She offers busy parents easy-to-follow scientific information and real solutions for children of all ages, as she stresses the importance of real-life connections in a digital world.
Melanie and her husband, Chris, live in Matthews, NC and are raising four children in a media-balanced home, where they have successfully replaced video games with sports, music, art, and good manners. They have also done the seemingly impossible by preventing social media and smartphones from controlling their kids. For more information on rethinking your screens and reconnecting your family, visit www.FamiliesManagingMedia.com.