Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World

Join us for part two of this fall’s parent education series on raising kids in the digital age. We are delighted to partner with Highland Park’s PTA to welcome Dr. Devorah Heitner to speak with our community on…

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World

Parents today worry that kids are addicted, detached or distracted because of digital devices. Often, adults are less conscious about what they are modeling with their own relationship with technology. According to Dr. Devorah Heitner, our concern should go far beyond what kids are doing today. These tech-savvy Digital Natives need mentorship to thrive, develop social skills and succeed in a future where they will likely find a job, meet their spouse and build their reputations in interactive, digital communities.

Drawing from the latest research, Dr. Heitner provides gems of guidance to help parents become confident digital media mentors to texters, gamers and social media users from childhood to young adulthood. You’ll learn what it is like for kids to grow up in a world where school experiences, family life and friendships are all shaped by digital connection—and how you can share your own lifetime of social wisdom to mentor your children in their digital world.

Dr. Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives, a resource for people wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship.  Check out her website at www.raisingdigitalnatives.com

November 15th
6:30-8pm (doors open at 6pm)
Lamar Middle School Cafeteria

Note: We expect this event to be well attended by both elementary schools and some parents from Lamar MS, so arrive early to secure your seat!