Official Bio

Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and her book on navigating Privacy and Reputation with kids and teens, Growing Up in Public will be out in 2023 with Penguin Random House.

Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and CNN Opinion. 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 teenager and she lives with her family in Chicagoland. You can follow her on Twitter @Devorahheitner and on Instagram @devorahheitnerphd.

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Areas of Expertise

Digital Citizenship, Discord, TikTok, Online Safety, Fake News, Online Hate Speech and Bullying, Kids and Social Media, Tech Distractions, Edtech, Online Bullying Prevention, Digital Footprint, Internet Safety, Criteria for Choosing Apps and Games, Privacy, Digital Wellness, SEL, Digital Culture, School Tech Policies, Sexting, Instagram, Snapchat, Gaming, Minecraft, Online Gaming, Digital Etiquette

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