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Devorah Heitner speaks to students, parents, and educators on mentoring kids in the digital age and modeling mindful uses of technology. Accessible, actionable, and empowering!
Devorah leads ERG parenting workshops and lunch-and-learns that help your employees feel seen and reduce stress. She also consults on product development and messaging for thoughtful tech products for kids and families.
Articles, a free mini email course: 7 Day Family Tech Reset, and a self-paced Phonewise course for families launching kids with a first phone. Zoom author talks are available for book clubs, too.
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Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age.
“Raising kids in the digital age can feel like being stuck on a roller coaster with no endpoint. Screenwise takes the focus off of parental control and places it on parental understanding. By meeting kids where they are and learning to navigate technology together, parents can help their kids build healthy tech habits that will last a lifetime.” —Dr. Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean GirlsLearn More
Latest blog posts.
Should I Spy on My Kid’s Phone? Mentoring vs Monitoring Kids on Social Media
These days, kids can join digital communities in anything from Roblox and Minecraft to classroom apps in elementary school. Some kids are in group texts by fifth …Read More
Why do kids share so much about themselves online and on social media? Don’t they care about privacy?
Are you stressing about teens and social media? As we raise kids with social media, figuring out what to share and what to keep private is a …Read More
How to make your social media experience healthier.
I just spent the last five years interviewing tweens and teens for my new book, Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World. Every …Read More
How Technology is Changing Dating and Romance for Tweens and Teens
What does teen dating look like in the digital age? Kids are still falling in love, getting crushes, getting mad, getting even, etc. Some kids are meeting online, but lots are meeting the old-fashioned way, at school, through friends, etc. If your kid is dating in middle school, there is a good chance that by dating they mean texting.Read More
Favorite Podcasts for Kids (and some for parents, too
Going on a roadtrip? Looking for altenratives to screentime? Need a show you can share with your kids or teens? This is far from comprehensive, but here’s my eclectic mix of great podcasts!Read More