Devorah Heitner

Founder and Director, Raising Digital Natives

Dr. Devorah Heitner is the founder and director of Raising Digital Natives, a resource for parents and schools seeking advice on how help children thrive in a world of digital connectedness. Devorah's TEDx focuses on raising thoughtful kids in the digital age. 

An experienced speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, Dr. Heitner serves as a professional development resource for schools wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship and parent engagement. She works directly with parents and families, and is currently writing a handbook for parents, titled, "Raising Your Digital Native." Dr. Heitner has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University and has published and spoken in the field of media studies for the past ten years. She has worked with excellent public and independent K-12 schools across the United States and has taught at DePaul University, Street Level Youth Media, and Northwestern University. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native, too. 

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Recently written by Devorah


Can You Survive the 'Unplugged' Challenge?

Are you too connected to your devices? Take "The Unplugged Challenge" in your home with tips on how to do it effectively and with purpose from Devorah Heitner. 


Navigating Social Media with Your Children

Learn how to navigate relationships with your child on social media, and what you can do to mentor, with this advice from Devorah Heitner.


When Texting Goes Wrong: Helping Kids Repair and Resolve Issues

Educators and parents tend to focus on the prevention side of digital citizenship. But what happens when something goes wrong? Devorah Heitner explores the answers.