Raising a Digital Child: A Digital Citizenship Handbook for Parents

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As a parent, do you ever wonder how you can possibly keep up with all the new technologies your children take for granted? Cell phones, online games, instant messaging, social networking, and other technologies have all become so important in the daily of lives of young people. The kids view this new digital culture as a normal way of life, even though as parents you may feel overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar challenges. Cyber bullies, stalkers, identity theft, intellectual property theftits hard to know just ...
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As a parent, do you ever wonder how you can possibly keep up with all the new technologies your children take for granted? Cell phones, online games, instant messaging, social networking, and other technologies have all become so important in the daily of lives of young people. The kids view this new digital culture as a normal way of life, even though as parents you may feel overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar challenges. Cyber bullies, stalkers, identity theft, intellectual property theftits hard to know just what you can do to confront the risks.

You want your children to enjoy all the benefits a technological society has to offer, but at the same time, you want them to stay safe and act as responsible members of society. Raising a Digital Child is your guide to many of the newest and most popular technologies, in parent-friendly language, along with discussions of the risks each might harbor, and the types of behaviors that every child should learn in order to become good a citizen in this new digital world.

Also available:

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools - ISBN 1564842347
Safe Practices for Life Online: A Guide for Middle and High School - ISBN 1564842487
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Editorial Reviews

Choice Magazine
A great deal of information is presented in an easily accessible form, and the advice is clear and well paced.
Book News
This guide helps parents to become more aware of the digital technologies their children encounter, potential problems and risks, and ways to reduce their chances of running into trouble.
Choice Magazine
A great deal of information is presented in an easily accessible form, and the advice is clear and well paced.
Sarah Pinnix
This book was very different than most 'how to' guides, which merely tell you what to do. I love how [Ribble] went so much into the 'Why,' and the larger questions to apply to different situations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564842503
  • Publisher: International Society For Technology In Education (ISTE)
  • Publication date: 1/30/2009
  • Pages: 213
  • Sales rank: 1,080,490
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Ribble has served as a classroom biology teacher, a secondary school administrator, a network manager for a community college, and a university instructor. He received a doctorate in educational leadership from Kansas State University. He is also co-author of the best-selling Digital Citizenship in Schools (ISTE 2007).
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