On episode 124, Alexis Avila talks to speaker and writer DevorahHeitner. Devorah is an experienced speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, and a professional development resource for organizations wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship. Her book, Screenwise, about mentoring digital age kids, is coming out in 2016.Since earning her Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University, Devorah’s been working with  excellent public and independent schools across the United States and beyond. On today’s episode Devorah teaches us about the online, digital challenges teens face today and how to raise smarter, more focused teens.

A Digital Native = someone who intuitively understands how to use online technology

One of the biggest struggles today’s teen face? Demand on time!

Where do today’s teen go on social media? Snapchat, Instagram, and Message Apps

If you get cyberbullied, report it, and take a break from that app for while

How can teens stay more focused? Use time tracker apps and shut off the internet from time to time.

Devorah’s words of wisdom for teens? Learn to use social media in a way that makes the world a better place.

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #40 with Alan Katzman, Teaching Safe Social Media Citizenship

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