Re-Humanize Tech Use with the ICMC

The Challenges of Screen Time

Children spend 1600+ hours a year with screens, making digital devices the most influential forces in their lives. Yet we know that thousands of studies detail screen-related dangers including ADD/ADHD, literacy loss, bullying and depression. In ICMC programs these concerns are resolved by “priming” young minds for optimal outcomes before turning on digital devices. The results are exponential gains in empathy and learning. Check out our 2020 TEDx talk and see for  yourself!

Opportunities for Transformative E-Learning

The ICMC creates educational programs, parent and teacher workshops, and festivals that model compassionate ways to engage digital devices while ensuring access to high-quality, culturally diverse media. Contact

Screen Smart® is an accelerative e-learning program for schools that closes the achievement gap by rapidly improving literacy, empathy and self-regulation — in just 30 minutes, once a week! The child-centered Screen Smart approach teaches healthy tech habits and gives parents new ways to interact with their children around screens. 

Screen Smart PD workshops are also available for teachers, parents, school districts and conferences.


I am utterly amazed and inspired each time I hear Nicole speak. The large global audience at the International Kindness Festival was also completely captivated by her brilliant, yet simple techniques for infusing “tech use” with fresh, human and humane awareness.

Nicole’s Screen Smart methods allow us to foster kindness and positive intention while using screens. This is a conversation that is a desperate need of the hour and countless parents have expressed how grateful they are for this timely conversation! Nicole’s talk, knowledge and methods are simply jaw-dropping!”

Mahima Poddar, The Kindness Foundation


ICFilmFest The ICMC takes festivals “where no festival has gone before” with programs of award-winning international and multi-cultural films. The ICFilmFest introduces families to global culture and opens their minds to new perspectives, defusing racial, gender and religious bias.

Global Girls, Women’s View & WorldScene

Global Girls, Women’s View & WorldSceneThese inspirational arts residency programs boost prosocial behaviors, reduce aggression and serve as job training for marginalized and abused youth in detention centers, jails and homeless shelters.   Using the ICMC’s inclusive approaches, the young people curate a festival and make their own films. Final festivals take place in theaters, detention centers and community centers.


Fast FOCUS! and Mindful Viewing®

Fast FOCUS! and Mindful Viewing® Workshops, Seminars & Parent Resources The ICMC’s workshops for teachers, parents, pediatricians, counselors, and corporations provide adults with essential 21st-century tools.


THE UPSIDE OF DIGITAL DEVICESHow to Make Your Child More Screen Smart®, Literate and Emotionally Intelligent was written by ICMC director, Nicole Dreiske. Published in May, 2018 by HCI Books), UPSIDE received the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval.  Nicole has since presented talks for the Huffington Post, the UN, and TEDx Chicago.