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Parent Speaker Event: Dr. Carrie James — Behind Their Screens

Please join us for a special event, sponsored by the BC High Parents Association.

Behind Their Screens:
What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing)
The MIT Press (August 16, 2022)

Behind Their Screens takes adults on a journey through the hidden lives of teens growing up with social media. The book reveals what teens think, how and why they make the decisions they do, and what they need adults to understand if they are to help teens navigate a tricky landscape.

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About Dr. Carrie James

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Dr. Carrie James is a sociologist and longtime researcher of young people’s experiences. Emphasizing qualitative methods, her work explores opportunities and dilemmas of digital life for adolescents’ well-being, social lives, and civic participation. James is a Principal Investigator and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also oversees research on civics at The Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. James has long collaborated with Common Sense Media to bring research-based insights into their digital citizenship curriculum.

In addition to Behind Their Screens, James is the author of the book, Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap (MIT Press, 2014). James and Weinstein are currently writing a book that details novel classroom approaches for supporting digital well-being and citizenship (under contract at Wiley/Jossey-Bass). Her perspectives have appeared in diverse outlets, including The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, NPR’s Marketplace, Tech Crunch, and The Washington Post.

James has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from NYU and is a parent to two technology-loving children, ages 12 and 17.

For questions, contact Colleen Carter, VP of External Relations at [email protected]