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Devorah Heitner - Lake Forest College. Greater Chicago Area, IL, US

Devorah Heitner Devorah Heitner

Assistant Professor of Communication | Lake Forest College

Greater Chicago Area, IL, UNITED STATES

Raising Digital Kids How to help kids survive and thrive in our digital world...





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EDUCATOR: More than a dozen years teaching undergraduate and master's level students in higher education and people of all ages in informal learning environments.

RAISING DIGITAL NATIVES: Helping teachers and parents navigate the research on kids and media. I give talks at PTA meetings, hold workshops and do consulting for schools and parent groups.

WRITER AND RESEARCHER: Extensive archival and oral history research experience in media studies. Author of forthcoming book, Black Power TV (Duke University Press), as well as peer-reviewed journal articles, reference articles, and book reviews.

Industry Expertise (3)

Childcare Internet Media - Online

Areas of Expertise (2)

Digital Preschoolers Rewriting Princess Culture: Moving Beyond Disney

Education (3)

PhD, Northwestern University: PhD, Media Studies 2007

BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: BFA, Film/Video 1995

Columbia University: Institute, Oral History

Affiliations (2)

  • ISTE

Event Appearances (1)

The Pitfalls of Social Media for Tweens

  Chute Middle School, Evanston IL


Sample Talks (1)

FACEBOOK for Parents

Are kids trading in real-life social skills for online activity? What are kids really DOING on Facebook? How can parents relate to their kids using social media? Join us for an information session and discussion as Professor Heitner examines the proliferation of Facebook, Twitter, and texting in our families’ lives and how parents can manage and understand the consequences of social media. Sponsored by the LFHS APT and LEAD.



  • Author Appearance