Parent Network Program: Featuring Devorah Heitner

October 11

7:00 pm

District 96's Parent Network program will host Devorah Heitner in a virtual session at 7 p.m. October 11, 2023.                                                 Parent Network: Devorah Heitner ~ October 11, 2023

She is releasing her new book, "Growing Up in Public," which discusses children growing up in a hyper-connected world.

From her promotional materials, we read:

"How can we help our kids navigate coming of age in a world where nearly every moment of their lives can be shared and compared? What does it mean to be "famous" these days?  We can track our kids’ every move with apps, see their grades within minutes of them being posted, and fixate on their digital footprint, anxious that a misstep could cause them to be 'canceled' or even jeopardize their admission to college. And all of this adds pressure on kids who are coming of age and immersed in social media platforms that emphasize 'personal brand,' 'likes' and 'gotcha' moments. How can they figure out who they really are with zero privacy and constant judgment?"

Devorah Heitner shows us that by focusing on character, and not the threat of getting caught or exposed, we can support our kids to be authentically themselves.

Join us to learn:

  • How parents can mentor children as they grow up on Instagram, TikTok, Discord, and other social media apps;
  • How parents can help kids be thoughtful about their digital footprint and reputation;
  • Strategies for teaching tweens and teens to recognize how social media affects their mood and mental health and when to take a break;
  • How can we help our kids not get too focused on appearance and body image when they are constantly being photographed;
  • How to work on sleep habits to balance screen time and getting enough rest;
  • Supporting kids in staying true to themselves as they grow up “in public” on social media apps.

To register for this free event, visit https://tinyurl.com/GrowingUpInPublicOctober11.

Growing Up in Public: Parent Session October 11, 2023

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