Princeton Day School was pleased to welcome Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., to campus from March 8 through March 10 to work with our Middle School students on the important topic of how to foster positive digital citizenship skills. Dr. Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, and lectures at schools and organizations all over the country on this topic. She has also written a curriculum used by many independent and public schools called Connecting Wisely: Social Emotional Insights and Skills for Plugged in Kids.
At Princeton Day School, Dr. Heitner conducted small group workshops with Middle School students and faculty, and met with deans, counselors, and administrators. In addition, she spoke to parents at a special Parents Association meeting on Thursday, March 9.
Dr. Heitner has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul University and Northwestern University. Click here for a recent article in the New York Times, where Dr. Heitner focused on the unspoken rules of posting photos to Instagram. For more about Dr. Heitner, visit her website here.