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Getting "Screenwise" About Child Electronic Use

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Even those of us who consider ourselves tech-savvy can be left in the dust by today's children. 

The "digital natives" grew up with screens of all sizes in their lives nearly all the time.  And keeping up can be daunting for parents, even frightening at times. 

Devorah Heitner has a Ph.D in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University, and is raising a child herself. She advises other parents on how to roll with the changes of the times... and how to set firm limits. 

Heitner's book is Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World.  She joins us with research and how to apply it. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.