Katie Davis, Author of Technology's Child

“Technology’s Child is the book we’ve been waiting for — deeply informative about how connected technology impacts children’s sense of self, their relationships, and their learning. This thoughtful and deeply researched account will inform parents, educators, and (hopefully) designers, too.”

Devorah Heitner, author of

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and survive) in Their Digital World

Technology's Child Book Cover
Katie Davis

Katie Davis, author of Technology’s Child

Dr. Katie Davis is Associate Professor at the University of Washington (UW) and Director of the UW Digital Youth Lab.

For nearly 20 years, Katie has been researching and speaking about the impact of digital technologies on young people’s learning, development, and well-being.

In her latest book, Technology’s Child: Digital Media’s Role in the Ages and Stages of Growing Up, Katie draws on her career in research and teaching as well as her experiences as a parent and educator to bring clarity to what we know about technology’s role in child development.

News & Updates

June 6, 2024

March 18, 2024

Keynote speaker, The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Pacific Regional Conference, Seattle, WA, Generative AI and the Future of Learning: Preserving Agency, Promoting Equity

March 5, 2024

Featured speaker, 2024 ParentEd Talks series, Technology’s Child: Empowered Parenting in the Digital Age

February 12, 2024

Guest podcast appearance on Tech Shock from Parent Zone

January 9, 2024

Invited speaker, Washington State Library & Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Digital Citizenship Program, Applying the Two-Step Framework to Social Media Literacy

November 18, 2023

Invited speaker, Learning & the Brain Conference: The Science of Teaching and Learning, The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

November 14, 2023

Featured speaker, The Whole U speaker series, University of Washington, Raised on Technology: Child Development and Digital Media

September 13, 2023

Featured speaker, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance’s Annual PA Child Abuse Prevention Symposium

August 2023

July 2023

June 2023

Guest podcast appearances on Mindful Mama, Parenting Horizons, and Brainy Moms.

May-June, 2023

Technology’s Child reviewed in the May-June issue of Harvard Magazine

May-June, 2023

Q&A in Seattle’s Child about navigating childhood friendship in a digital age

May 23, 2023

Guest on No Guilt Mom podcast

May 10-12, 2023

Featured speaker at the (Re)Connected Kids Summit, hosted by GoZen!, creator of social and emotional learning programs

May 9 & 10, 2023

Guest on Dr. Justin Coulson’s Happy Families podcast – part 1 and part 2

April 23, 2023

Guest on the Artificiality podcast with Helen and Dave Edwards

April 19, 2023

Guest on New Day Northwest with Amity Addrisi, KING 5 TV (Seattle’s NBC affiliate)

April 13, 2023

Public talk about Technology’s Child at the Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

March 31, 2023

Invited talk on Technology’s Child at the HCI Institute’s Seminar Series, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

March 23, 2023

Public talk about Technology’s Child at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA (see the write-up on the iSchool website)

March 20, 2023

Returned to alma mater to give a book talk on Technology’s Child as part of the Gutman Library Book Talks, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

March 17, 2023

Invited guest on No Such Thing, a podcast about education in the digital age hosted by Marc Lesser.

March 17, 2023

Visited the MIT Teaching Systems Lab to give a talk about Technology’s Child, Cambridge, MA

March 16, 2023

Visited the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, to talk about Technology’s Child.

March 14, 2023

Visited the University of Pennsylvania to talk about Technology’s Child at the Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA

March 13, 2023

Guest on Harvard EdCast from Harvard Graduate School of Education, discussing how children engage with technology at each stage of development and how they can best be supported.

March 6, 2023

Visited the Ann Arbor as part of the University of Michigan’s Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) speaker series, Ann Arbor, MI

March 2023

Technology’s Child chosen by The Next Big Idea Club as a March 2023 Must-Read Book! 

February 8, 2023

Guest speaker at the Parent Education Series, Eton School, Bellevue, WA

February 5, 2023

Invited guest on No Silly Questions, a parenting podcast hosted by educators Danielle Freilich and Jordana Fruchter.