Alexandra Samuel is a digital explorer.

 

For two decades, her research, writing and speaking have shaped the way we use and understand the Internet. An internationally recognized expert on the business and social impact of technology, Alex works with the world’s leading companies, NGOs and publications to craft the stories and strategies that define how we live and work online.
 

 

From the pages of the Harvard Business Review to the boardrooms of Fortune 1000 companies, Alex sparks the conversations that turn organizations and people into online leaders.

Alexandra Samuel is a digital explorer.

 

For two decades, her research, writing and speaking have shaped the way we use and understand the Internet. An internationally recognized expert on the business and social impact of technology, Alex works with the world’s leading companies, NGOs and publications to craft the stories and strategies that define how we live and work online.
 

 

From the pages of the Harvard Business Review to the boardrooms of Fortune 1000 companies, Alex sparks the conversations that turn organizations and people into online leaders.
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Far more than whether mummy leans in or stays home, far more than whether daddy is a “helicopter parent” or “free ranger”, how parents approach their kids’ use of technology shapes both family life and future prospects. Over the past two years, I’ve gathered data on how more than 10,000 North American parents navigate the digital world, and uncovered three distinct digital parenting styles.

Learn more about this research and explore resources for connected families.

 

Latest project news

Why parents shouldn’t feel tech shame

Meet today’s digital mentors, enablers and limiters and see the first data from this project.From the Atlantic: Why parents shouldn't feel technology shame

The Myth of the Family Tech Market
What the digital parenting divide means to your business.
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How to Parent in a Digital World

Hollyhock Vancouver
March 4, 2015 • 7 pm

Whether and how to encourage your kids’ use of the Internet is one of the most challenging – and divisive – questions for parents today. This workshop offers a roadmap for parents who want their kids to cultivate meaning, relationship and authenticity in their experiences online and off, based on new research on how thousands of parents address the challenge of parenting in the digital world.

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What if you could use online tools the way Alex does: to beat digital overload and focus on the work that matters most?

Now you can learn to use social media like a pro. Work Smarter with Social Media: A Guide to Managing Evernote, Twitter, LinkedIn and Your Email is a new book from the Harvard Business Review Press that shares Alex’s approach to using social media on the job.

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Turning off the phone, TV or videogame is hard. Here’s how to make that transition easier for you and your child — and to build your child’s core skills in the process.

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My recent piece for The Atlantic, Parents: Reject Technology Shame, tackles the question of how to raise kids in a digital world. Data from more than 10,000 North American parents shows that they are deeply divided on this question, and that there are three distinct...