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PTA Speaker Series: Screenwise
April 21 @ 6:30 pm
PTA Speaker Series
Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World
Virtual – Thursday, April 21st at 6:30 pm
Click here to register in advance for this meeting.
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
Screenwise, her popular guidebook for parents, and 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 preschool to young adults. You’ll learn what it is like for
children 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 children to become
the best people that they can be.
*Program will not be recorded