Tech advice for parents that’s realistic, actionable, and non-judgemental

I’m Devorah Heitner,  author and speaker. My keynotes and workshops offer practical, timely, non-judgmental advice about technology and parenting in the digital age. Schools and nonprofits consult with me about digital wellness policies and when the fit is right, I consult with app developers and tech companies to help design ethical products and messaging to kids.

My two books on parenting and technology are Growing up in Public: Coming Of Age In A Digital World and Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. I earned a  PhD in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University. You can find my writing on kids and technology in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN Opinion, Fast Company and other places. I’m also the parent of a teenager.

I offer strategies for mentoring our kids in an always-connected world. With relatable stories and research-backed advice,  my goal is to empower parents to cut through the overwhelm to connect with their kids, recognize how to support them, and help them figure out who they are when everyone is watching.

Getting this right sets young people up for a lifetime of success in a world where they’re likely to find a job, make friends, and pursue their interests in interactive, digital communities.


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Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World and Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and CNN Opinion. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own teenager and she lives with her family in Chicagoland. You can follow her on Substack and on Instagram @devorahheitnerphd.