George Lucas Educational Foundation

Devorah Heitner

Raising Digital Natives: Digital Citizenship and Parent Engagement Expert

An expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street JournalTIME magazine and Education Week. 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 digital native.

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  • Parent Partnership

    Engaging Parents in Digital Homework

    Empowering parents to support their children is a key aspect of making sure digital homework is a success.
  • Family Engagement

    Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

    Your school's tech initiatives rely on parent buy-in, so welcome them into the conversation, listen to their concerns, and make them part of the solution.