Gaia Bernstein is a Law Professor and Director of the Institute for Privacy Protection at the Seton Hall University School of Law. Gaia is also the mother of three children who grew up in a world of smartphones, iPads and social networks. Her forthcoming book: “The Over-Users: Happiness, Technology Addiction and the Power of Awareness” describes the harms of excessive use of phones and screens for adults and kids and examines legal measures to reduce over-use of devices. Gaia’s research has been featured extensively by the media including the New York Times, Forbes, ABC News and Psychology Today.
Gaia has spearheaded the development the Institute for Privacy Protection’s Student-Parent Outreach Program, which operates in schools in New York and New Jersey. The Outreach Program addresses over-use of screens by focusing on developing a healthy online-offline balance and the impact on privacy and online reputation. Gaia delivers lectures about ways for individuals and groups to address the harms of excessive device use.