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“How to Help our Kids Thrive in a Digital World” Presentation by Dr. Devorah Heitner

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October 14th, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Online Via Zoom | Mercer Island, WA


A Mercer Island Parent Edge #PandemicParenting Presentation

This fall, back-to-school is anything but normal. Distance learning is a huge adjustment for everyone. Devorah Heitner, PhD, an expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, will share practical advice and tips to help your kids succeed in this new digital classroom. She’ll also discuss how parents can make this all a little easier on ourselves, too.

Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise, explains the importance of “mentoring over monitoring” when it comes to kids’ tech use and gives advice on how to encourage a healthy relationship with media and technology – and set kids up for success, not stress, in the digital age.

Join us to learn…

  • How parents can support their children’s uses of technology to connect, create, and learn
  • A framework for deciding what digital platforms and apps are appropriate (or not) for elementary aged kids, tweens, and teens
  • Tips for teaching kids how to self-regulate their screentime
  • How to empower kids to use technology and digital media for social good
  • How to help kids through a virtual school day (brain breaks, physical activity, snacks and high fives!)

Free event! For adults and parents of children of all ages.

Please register by 5PM the day prior to the program to receive a Zoom link.

Dr. Devorah Heitner is an expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology. She is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and the Connecting Wisely Curriculum for grade 4-8 and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and Education Week. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native.

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