An Independent Episcopal Day School for Ages 3 Through 12th Grade in Burlington, New Jersey

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

10/18/17: By Jack Newman


Devorah Heitner, PhD, creator of the "Raising Digital Natives" website and author of the book “Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World” spent the last two days with us. Yesterday afternoon was spent with faculty and staff, and last night with parents and other guests, discussing the many challenges that children, adults and educators face in the modern social media age, and illustrating those "hacks", such as mentoring vs. monitoring, that can be used or developed in order do build responsibility and "digital citizenship". That theme of digital citizenship extended into Dr. Heitner's visits with many of our students today, where she engaged them in a number of exercises and activities to give them things to think about and to try and find better solutions for when stepping into a world of social media.


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