The Parents' Survival Guide to Children, Technology and the Internet
Robyn Treyvaud & Courtney Vowles
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Do you struggle to keep up with the technology in your children’s lives? Do you feel as if there’s a new game, app or social media platform to worry about almost every day? Do you want to know more about what young people do online?
Living in the information age can often lead to a feeling of information overload. While there’s no shortage of parenting advice, how do you know if it’s reliable? And what do you do when that information is full of contradictions? The Parents’ Survival Guide to Children, Technology and the Internet consolidates information, research and advice from over 200+ leading international resources, including some of the world’s best technologists, child psychologists and online safety experts. In this ground-breaking book you will learn everything you need to know about:
• how to deal with the internet, gaming and social media addictions
• how to recognise and confront cyberbullying, extremism and online grooming
• teaching your children about pornography and other potential danger zones
• recognising when your children are having difficulties online
• overcoming sleep deprivation caused by technology
• setting a great example for your children
Important book for parents in today's technological world!
This book is very well researched and is up to date with many recent references. The content is relevant for a wide range of age of children from toddlers to late teens. The book seems to be neautral and unbiased. As a parent, there is lots of practical, useful information that can be acted upon immediately to help to better shape screentime for my children.
I was given this as a gift and at first, thought it wouldn’t apply to my very young children. However this book is already helping our family lay good foundations to raise our children and reminds us to be mindful of our own media use.
So much to think about
This book is a fascinating view into how kids these days are using the internet, and the sort of risks that are out there. I thought it was great how the book included lots of quotes from children themselves on how they see the challenges of the net (and with their parents!). A really good read for parents, highly recommended.