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Thinking of getting your kid a smartphone for the holidays? Maybe you’re contemplating allowing Instagram or Snapchat or TikTok. Before you open that door, you should know what to expect.

Devorah Heitner, founder of Raising Digital Natives and author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, joins uh-PARENT-ly cohosts Tracy Weiner and Anne Johnsos to talk about how technology can help rather than threaten our kids.

Like Anne and Tracy on the uh-PARENT-ly Facebook page. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter. Call them at 331-704-0046, or email them at And check out Anne’s book, POTTY-MOUTHED: Big Thoughts from Little Brains.