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Raising Children in a Digital Age: Preparing…

Raising Children in a Digital Age: Preparing Your Children for the Digital…

by Bex Lewis

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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. ( )
  KerryMarsh | Mar 19, 2014 |
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Written for anyone who wants to stay one step ahead of their children is this accessible and user-friendly book on how to use, understand, and protect oneself in the digital world 

In this vital and timely book, Dr. Bex Lewis shows readers how to empower young people to get the best out of new technology and to avoid it's dangers. For most parents, teachers, and youth workers, getting to grips with new technology is a huge challenge—Twitter, Facebook, blogging, chat rooms, email, the internet, and beyond—and as technology changes and young people grasp it faster than the older generations do, it can be a real struggle to know what to do to help, equip, and defend. Keeping children safe is of critical importance and a huge source of concern for many. Dr. Lewis shows how in this comprehensive book.

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"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"--Publisher's description.… (more)

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