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Devorah in the Press
New York Times: Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Online: A Hasty Primer: The coronavirus has relaxed many parents’ stances on communication apps. Here are some ground rules.
The Washington Post How can parents protect their children online?
Chicago Tribune: “Why I started asking permission before sharing my kids’ photos on Facebook” by Heidi Stevens
NPR Health Shots Blog: Trying To Get The Kids To Put Down Those Phones? Here’s Help
Chicago Tribune “Ten Books I loved and learned from“
Mayim Bialik in Kveller: “Why I refuse to Get My Kids a Smartphone”
Psychology Today: Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World
Ed Tech Magazine Fact or Fallacy? The Impact of Screen Time
Wall Street Journal: Talking Dolls May Spread Children’s Secrets
Chicago Tribune: Why Asking Your Kids Permission Might Not Be Enough
US News And World Report: A Parent’s Guide to Social Media
Wall Street Journal Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds
Must-Have parents Handbook parents Tech Savvy Mama
To Mentor or Monitor: Screenwise Grounded Parents
Is Your Child Screenwise? Parent Map
A Non-Judgmental Approach: Just Be Parenting
Screenwise: A Must-Have Practical Guide NYC Tech Mommy
Help Kids Thrive in a Screen-Filled World Middle Web
Selected Articles (authored)
Washington Post: What to do when other parents have different technology rules
Washington Post: When the news intrudes: Helping kids make sense of the media
EdSurge: Kids Don’t Always Love Technology
Edutopia: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives
PBS Kids: What to Ask Before Buying Tech Tools for Kids
Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
Helping Students Navigate the World of Texting
NBC Parent Toolkit How Kids Really Use Social Media
A Child Grows in Brooklyn: Navigating Exclusion In The World Of Digital Drama
Boston Parents: Technology Took My Kids, Here’s How To Fight Back
Devorah on Radio and Podcasts
How To with Charles Duhigg a Slate Podcast
Acing Remote School: Why Screen Time Can Actually Be Good for Your Kids
Good Kids: Stay At Home Edition How To Balance Screen Time While Kids Are Stuck at Home (with Devorah Heitner)
Equal Parts: Care.com What’s “too much screentime” for kids in the era of COVID-19?
WFAE: Kids’ Screentime Skyrockets During Pandemic: Finding a balance
NPR Lifekit: 5 Strategies for Coping with Screen Obsessed Kids
WGN Uh-Parently Why parents need to mentor rather than monitor
WUWM Milwaukee: Lake Effect Should you buy kids tech for the holidays?
Slate: Mom and Dad Are Fighting Listen here
WGN: The Download with Justin Kaufmann Listen here
WXXI Connections: Listen Here
Edit Your Life Listen Here
All Sides with Ann Fisher, Ohio Public Radio: Families/Tech/Games episode
The Mom Hour Listen Here
Sunshine Parenting Podcast Being a Tech Positive Parent
Radio New Zealand Listen here
All Sides with Ann Fisher, Ohio Public Radio: Back To School edition
Digital Parenting Podcast with Sed Lewis Listen here.
BBC World Service Many students ‘don’t know’ if the news is fake
Parenting Bytes: Raising Kids in the Digital Age Listen Here.
Zen Parenting Podcast Listen here.
Family Confidential Podcast with Annie Fox, M. Ed. Watch here.
Jefferson Exchange: Southern Oregon Public Radio: Getting Screenwise about Kids and Tech.
Devorah on TV
‘Screenwise’ Book Offers Practical Advice for Digital Age
Link to video
WGN: News Nation (National)
Avoiding the COVID Slide, advice about remote school
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ABC 7 Chicago
Raising Kids In The Digital World, Screenwise Author Link to Video
ABC: Eyewitness News, Chicago
Raising Children in Today’s Digital World Link to Video
NBC: Morning Blend, Milwaukee
Think Before You Share on Social Media
WBZ News Boston
Advice For Parenting In The Digital World Link to Video