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Good Beginnings Lecture | Devorah Heitner: Screenwise

d heitnerLocal non-profit Good Beginnings presents their annual fall lecture, this year featuring digital media expert and parent Dr. Devorah Heitner who will present Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. The Norwich Bookstore will have copies of the book on hand for purchase.

Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children -- if parents help them. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology. 

Dr. Heitner founded the online resource, Raising Digital Natives, for parents and educators seeking advice on how to help children thrive in a world of digital connectedness. Since earning her Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University, she has been working with schools across the United States and beyond. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native.

“For all parents who feel like they can’t keep up with today’s technology, Devorah Heitner has come to the rescue. Screenwise doesn’t judge or preach. It is full of empathy and insight, providing gems of guidance based on years of deep research and real talk with real kids. A pleasure to read.” -- Lisa Guernsey, Author of Tap, Click, Read and Screen Time

Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley provides volunteers that visit families with new babies free of charge and lend a helping hand with whatever the family might need. Their mission is to ensure that every baby in the local community enjoys a "good beginning." 

To be held at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Auditoria E-F
Lebanon, NH
Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781629561455
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Routledge - October 13th, 2016

Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children-if parents help them.