A smart, urgently needed book that helps parents and their kids navigate today’s online landscape—from the founder and CEO of the nation’s leading authority on kids and the media.ú Is my kid a cyberbully?
ú Does online privacy exist for children?
ú When should kids be allowed to use Facebook?
ú Should preteens have cell phones?
ú Did the Internet give my child ADHD?
ú Should I ban violent video games?
Now, more than ever, parents need help in navigating their kids’ online, media-saturated lives. Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, the nation's leading kids and media organization, and the father of four children, knows that many parents and teachers—unlike their technology-savvy kids—may be tourists in the online world. Now, in this essential book, Steyer—a frequent commentator on national TV and radio—offers an engaging blend of straighforward advice and anecdotes that address what he calls “RAP,” the major pitfalls relating to kids’ use of media and technology: Relationship issues, Attention/Addiction problems, and the lack of Privacy. Instead of shielding children completely from online images and messages, Steyer’s practical approach gives parents essential tools to help filter content, preserve good relationships with their children, and make commonsense, value-driven judgments for kids of all ages.
Not just about Facebook, this comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to the online world, media, and mobile devices belongs in the hands of all parents and educators raising kids in today’s digital age.
"A wake-up call.... To get the most benefit out of the Web's vast offerings, we need to more closely examine how we, or how our kids, are spending time online. It's a hard thesis to contradict."--"Washington Post"
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 8th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 22.606 x 15.24 x 1.778
Weight (kg): 0.249