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Nov. 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
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A Conversation on the Social Dilemma

Sunday, November 15, 2020

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Register for The November 15th 11:30am virtual Moderated Panel Discussion NOW (click here).

Tech experts sounded the alarm on the dangerous human impact of social media. Now it’s time to talk about it.
On November 15th at 11:30AM, we’re bringing together multidisciplinary experts for a must-have panel discussion on The Social Dilemma film. They’ll bring their insight; you bring the questions.

Send in your thoughts and questions to If you haven’t seen it already, you can WATCH The Social Dilemma on Netflix before the panel.

As social media continues to rapidly advance, we need to pause and thoughtfully consider the kind of power social media has– mentally, relationally, politically, and beyond. The Coronado Film Festival is partnering with Coronado SAFE with the hopes that The Social Dilemma will spark conversation at home with your family and the Coronado community at large at the Panel Discussion. Parents and whole families (ages 13+) are especially encouraged to attend together as we know the challenges of navigating the ever-changing landscape of both raising youth and being an adolescent.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, if you’re on social media, this event is for you.

About The Social Dilemma: The technology that connects us also controls us. It polarizes us, distracts us, and monetizes us. Discover what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. WATCH NOW on Netflix and Register for The November 15th 11:30am virtual Moderated Panel Discussion NOW (click here).

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About Our Moderator:

Tiffany Spitzer is a Coronado resident. She’s been in the city for eight years and currently stays-at-home with her five-year-old son Deacon. She is married to Jacques Spitzer, a CHS graduate, and CEO of Raindrop Marketing. Tiffany has been involved in the community, serving on boards such as Coronado SAFE, Moms Club of Coronado, MOPS, and credited with creating Faith, Friendships, and Flip Flops, a faith-based women’s group at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. 

Before being a mom, Tiffany was an Emmy award-winning journalist at NBC San Diego. She worked at NBC for 16 years and held the title of Executive Producer, Producer, and writer. In her role, she managed the station’s coverage of many projects including the Investigative team, elections, the Olympics, and day-to-day newscasts. She was also part of NBC’s network coverage of the summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Tiffany is an award-winning storyteller, earning five Emmy awards. 

When she is not caring for her son, Tiffany enjoys reading, embroidery, country music, and watching college basketball. She and her husband are a season ticket holder for the San Diego State Aztecs basketball team. 

During Tiffany’s career as a journalist, she covered multiple school shootings. The tragedies left an impact on Tiffany and helped fuel her passion for mental health involving children. 


About Our Panel:

Karin Mellina has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northeastern University, dual master’s degrees in counseling psychology and education from Seton Hall University, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from National University. She has over 20 years of experience in education, including ten years of teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels. Karin has been the principal of Coronado Middle School since 2016 and an employee of the Coronado Unified School District since 2003. She was named the 2019 Principal of the Year by the Association of California Administrators Region 18 and currently serves on the board of directors for Coronado SAFE.   Karin is an advocate for youth and is committed to student success inside and outside the classroom.

Jon Moffat has been educating people of all ages Internet safety for the past 13 years since MySpace (Remember them). He has presented to 100,000's youth/parents/youth service providers over the past 13 years. His goal is to help bridge the digital knowledge gap that exists between youth and their parents.  He is excited to participate in this panel about the latest challenges we face in the digital world, and what we can do to protect ourselves in the future.

Gia Del George graduated from the University of San Diego where she studied psychology before receiving her Masters degree in social work from the University of Denver.  Gia is a believer in helping people to make connections, feel supported, and feel valued, especially when it comes to the relationships between children and their parents.  She has focused much of her career on serving youth and families in many areas of social/emotional/behavioral health.  Gia is passionate about helping families achieve balance, healthy boundaries and effective ways of communicating.