Raising Children in a Digital Age : Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst Paperback
by Bex Lewis
As featured on The Steve Wright Show on Radio 2. Equipping children to thrive and survive in the digital jungle Digital technology, social media, and online gaming are now a universal part of childhood.
But are you worried about what your children might be doing online?
What they might come across by accident? Or who might try to contact them through Facebook or Twitter? Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, or youth leader, you will want children to get the most out of new technology.
But how do you tread the tightrope of keeping them safe online, whilst enabling them to seize and benefit from the wealth of opportunities on offer? Bex Lewis, an expert in social media and digital innovation, has written a much-needed and timely book full of sound research, practical tips, and realistic advice on how to keep children safe online.
She puts the Internet scare stories and distorted statistics into context and offers clear and sensible guidelines to help children thrive in the digital jungle. Media coverage includes: * BBC Radio 2: The Steve Wright Show * BBC Radio Tees * BBC Radio Newcastle * ITV Tyne Tees television * Real Radio * Sun FM * The Durham Times * The Northern Echo * The Sunderland Echo * Premier Radio * The War Cry For more information visit www.lionhudson.com/drbex
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
- Publication Date: 21/02/2014
- Category: Computing: general
- ISBN: 9780745956046
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Review by KerryMarsh
I work with families and are often talking to parents about their children's online safety and behaviour. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, mobile phones and the internet are our children's social world now - like it or not. For us as parents and professionals it is important to understand this world - its benefits and its dangers. This book helps put some of the risks in proportion, debunk some of the language/jargon used and most importantly help adults understand a world that can be somewhat foreign. This book is well written and informative. A definitive guide to avoid your kids dealing with the nastier side of the internet (grooming, cyberbulling, internet addiction). There is also some important pointers about the law and internet use. I was given a free copy of this book to review and give my honest opinion - a must read for all parents of children in the digital age.