Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: TEC Center, [email protected]

Venue: Erikson Institute, Room 205

Address: 451 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL, United States  Map

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When it comes to raising children in this digital time, how do parents and caregivers support children’s holistic development with the inclusion of technology?

Join Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., an educator and author who specializes in children and media, as she leads a conversation to help parents and caregivers develop their own family media ecology.

Her conversation will support attendees in:

  • Facilitating appropriate use of technology with their children
  • Discovering approaches to use digital tools to connect their family
  • Learning resources they can use to support their parenting

RSVP to [email protected]


Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., is an experienced speaker, workshop leader, and consultant. She is also the founder of Raising Digital Natives and an expert on the research about kids and media. “I love helping families enhance their lives by using technology in a smarter way and making a few small tweaks to tame the stress from the overwhelmingly connected world we live in.” Devorah is currently writing an e-handbook called Raising Your Digital Native.

Devorah earned her Ph.D. in media/technology and society from Northwestern University and has published and spoken in the field of media studies for the past ten years. She has taught at DePaul University, the Better Boys Foundation, Street Level Youth Media and Northwestern University. She is delighted to be raising a budding digital native.