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Devorah Heitner: Raising Digital Natives

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Los Altos High School Eagle Theater

201 Almond Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94022

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Raising Digital Natives

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 cititzenship.

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