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AuthorsLive: Behind Their Screens with Emily Weinstein

Harvard researcher Emily Weinstein will discuss her co-authored book Behind their Screens: What Teens are Facing (and Adults are Missing) with moderator Kathy Steiner of Greenwich High School.

Contrary to many assumptions, teens are not simply “addicted” to their screens. They are instead trying to navigate a networked world. Drawing on a survey of more than 3,500 teens, authors Emily Weinstein and Carrie James explain that young people need empathy, not exasperated eye-rolling from adults who should try and understand the complicated nature of teens' online life rather than issue commands.

This event is co-sponsored by Greenwich Alliance for Education, Greenwich Library, Greenwich PTA Council, and Perrot Memorial Library.

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkley Theater
  Adult     Teens  
  Author Talk     Book Discussion     Lecture and Conversation     Special Event  
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Dr. Emily Weinstein is a social scientist who has spent over a decade researching the ways today’s technologies are shaping and reshaping adolescents’ lives. She is currently a Principal Investigator and research director at Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she and Carrie James lead a suite of projects about digital dilemmas and digital well-being. She is an expert on adolescent psychology and a thoughtful methodologist. Insights from her research and perspectives have appeared in places like Tech CrunchThe Boston GlobeThe Atlantic, and Time Magazine.

Weinstein holds a doctorate in Human Development and Education and a master's degree in Prevention Science and Practice, both from Harvard. She is also a proud graduate of Cornell and a parent; her toddler does not have a TikTok (yet). 

Kathy Steiner has served as a Health and Wellness educator at Greenwich High School for over a decade.

AuthorsLive at Greenwich Library is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions from generous donors. This event is open to all at no charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books.