Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

by Devorah Heitner
Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

by Devorah Heitner

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Overview

The second edition of Screenwise offers a refreshed, 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 mentor 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. Screenwise is a guide to understanding more about what it is like for children to grow up with technology all around them, and to recognizing the special challenges--and advantages--that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. In it, Heitner presents practical parenting "hacks" quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native. The new edition includes updated material and additional strategies for parents and caretakers.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781032350134
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/10/2023
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 523,356
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Devorah Heitner, PhD, wrote Screenwise for parents and educators seeking advice on how to help children thrive in a world of digital connectedness. She is a trusted authority for parents to turn to for empowering advice on raising resilient and kind kids in our always-connected world. The first edition of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World was an Amazon bestseller and widely praised, and Dr. Heitner's writing has appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN Opinion, and Fast Company, among others. Dr. Heitner is also a featured speaker at conferences and independent and public schools in the United States and abroad. She earned a PhD in media/technology and society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul University, Lake Forest College, and Northwestern.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Raising Digital Natives 7

Chapter 2 The Kids Are Alright 29

Chapter 3 Assessing Your Own Digital Literacy 45

Chapter 4 Becoming a Tech-Positive Parent 63

Chapter 5 Empathy Is the App 83

Chapter 6 Family Life in the Digital Age 107

Chapter 7 Friendship and Dating in the Digital Age 135

Chapter 8 School Life in the Digital Age 167

Chapter 9 Growing Up in Public 189

Conclusion Digital Citizenship for the Next Generation 215

Acknowledgments 221

Notes 225

References 231

Index 235

About the Author 245

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