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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:

  • cyberbullies,
  • “naughty pictures”,
  • addiction to games,
  • double-screening and
  • multi-tasking,

 Just before her TEDx debut, Dr. Heitner also spoke at  a Parent Community Network event held at the LaGrange Public Library.

Act Local:

  1. How can you mentor you child in their use of social media (as opposed to monitoring/ spying on them)?
  2. 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.

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