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

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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.

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SKU: 9781032343495 - 88 Category: Ages: 0 - 5 Author: Devorah Heitner Publisher: Routledge Page count: 296 Edition: 2nd Edition ISBN: 9781032350134 Publish date: October 10, 2023

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  1. Raising Kids in An Always Connected World  2. Your Kid’s Digital World: What Are They Doing On There?  3. Assessing Your Own Digital Literacy  4. Becoming a Tech-Positive Parent  5. Empathy Is the App  6. Balancing Family Life in the Age of Constant Connection  7. Friendship and Dating in the Digital Age  8. School Life in the Digital Age  9. Growing Up in Public  Conclusion: Digital Citizenship for the Next Generation  Acknowledgements  Notes  References  Index  About the Author

Author(s) Biography

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 TimesThe Washington PostCNN 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.