Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

Wednesday, November 29  •  7:00 – 9:00 pm

Feel like you could use a little guidance in navigating social media with your kids? I know I can. As the parent of a tween, I’m just starting to navigate this and at times, I feel completely lost.

This month’s Community Outreach seminar featuring Media expert, Devorah Heitner, PhD, of Raising Digital Natives will offer parents fresh perspective on kids and media that goes beyond the common message to limit “screen time” by providing parents concrete criteria to evaluate the quality of the media experiences in which their children engage. The talk will address the huge potential that technology offers to our children—if parents help them. Devorah presents a realistic approach about how to create a positive media ecology in your home that is proactive, fun, and smart!

Devorah Heitner, PhD, founded Raising Digital Natives to nurture a culture of responsible digital citizenship in schools. As an experienced speaker, author, workshop leader, and consultant, she has given keynotes to a wide variety of audiences, sharing fresh insights about digital natives, communication across the generations, and growing up in the digital age. Her Connecting Wisely curriculum is used by schools to foster a social/ emotional approach to digital citizenship. Dr. Heitner has a PhD in Media/Technology/Society from Northwestern University.

Co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Federated Home and School Association.

George Washington Middle School Auditorium 155 Washington Place, Ridgewood.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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