Helping Youth Navigate Their Digital World

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Helping Youth Navigate Their Digital World

A conversation with Dr. Devorah Heitner and Dr. Johnathan Singer

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Many parents worry that their kids or teens are addicted to their screens and distracted from real life.

Join us on Wednesday, February 15, 8:00-9:30 P.M. EST for Helping Youth Navigate Their Digital World with Dr. Devorah Heitner and Dr. Jonathan Singer.

Learn to hit the reset button on your family's digital life creating a healthy balanced relationship with screen time.

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Dr. Heitner author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World will give over a realistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide your kids in the digital age. Dr. Heitner is a proud parent of her teenage daughter and will teach parents the insight they need to feel empowered to show their children smart technology use.

Dr. Singer has extensively researched teenagers and the effect technology has on them, as well as the role of technology in the social work setting, and will share his evidence-based findings for best practices in parenting. Dr. Singer is a proud husband and parent of three children well versed in the academic as well as the practical side of parenting.

Presenters' Bio:

Dr. Devorah Heitner earned her Ph.D. in social media and technology from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. Dr. Heitner is an international speaker appearing in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN Opinion.

Dr. Jonathan Singer is the author of over 85 publications, including the 2015 book Suicide in Schools: A practitioner’s guide to multilevel prevention, assessment, intervention, and postvention. Dr. Singer is the former president of the American Association of Suicidology, an esteemed professor at Loyola University Chicago, and the founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast.