Digital Thriving for Tweens
Think Global: Media historian Devorah Heitner, PhD spoke at TEDx Naperville on “The Challenges of Raising a Digital Native”.
Dr. Heitner challenges parents to “help children thrive in a world of digital connectedness”, while acknowledging parents’ anxieties about their children’s use of technology including:
- “naughty pictures”,
- addiction to games,
- double-screening and
Just before her TEDx debut, Dr. Heitner also spoke at a Parent Community Network event held at the LaGrange Public Library.
- How can you mentor you child in their use of social media (as opposed to monitoring/ spying on them)?
- Contribute to Dr. Heitner’s ongoing research by providing parent input for her upcoming book at her website Raising Digital Natives.
This photo “Teen Texting” by Carissa Rogers (2012) https://www.flickr.com/photos/40215657@N03/7657891450/ is made available by Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license.