The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media: Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World

The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media: Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World

by Shawn Marie Edgington
     
 

Today's youth are falling victim to the perils of social and mobile networking at an alarming rate. Textual harassment, cyberbullying, sexting, and online predators have become national epidemics. According to studies, about half of young people have experienced some form of online harassment. The Parent's Guide provides awareness, solutions, and preventative…  See more details below

Overview

Today's youth are falling victim to the perils of social and mobile networking at an alarming rate. Textual harassment, cyberbullying, sexting, and online predators have become national epidemics. According to studies, about half of young people have experienced some form of online harassment. The Parent's Guide provides awareness, solutions, and preventative resources to keep your children safe and secure online. With defensive parenting and constant communication, you can teach your children about the potential dangers of social networking, empower them to protect themselves from online predators, guard their personal information, and preserve their online reputation. The Parent's Guide gives you the fundamentals of mobile messaging, Facebook, and other social media platforms; information you need about privacy and security settings; and measures to defend against cyberbullies. Knowledge is power! If you are aware of what's happening, you can get involved and facilitate change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934812976
Publisher:
Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,105,828
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Tina Meier
I believe it is so important for books just like The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media to be available to help educate and bring parents up to speed on the world that our children live in today. --(Tina Meier, mother and founder of The Megan Meier Foundation )
Justin Patchin
Teens face a number of significant challenges when using technology and parents are charged with educating their children about the safe and responsible use of a variety of digital devices and online environments. The Parent's Guide equips parents with the tools and resources they need to encourage the appropriate use of computers and cell phones. --(Justin Patchin, PhD, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, co-author of Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying )
Spencer Christian
Shawn Edgington's book is a must-have for parents in this digital age. While there are many benefits to using social media, there are also very real potential dangers, such as online predators, cyberbullying, identity theft, and more. The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media helps parents equip their children to protect themselves and their personal information. --(Spencer Christian, weather anchor for ABC7 News (San Francisco) and co-host of View from the Bay, former weather anchor of Good Morning America)

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Meet the Author

Shawn Marie Edgington is America's leading "Texpert" and cyberbullying expert. She's the author of Read Between the Lines, the creator of the One-Click Safety Series, and a change management speaker. Shawn is the CEO of a national insurance firm, where she provides risk management and guidance about the repercussions of inappropriate social media usage and harassment in the workplace. After a personal experience with her daughter being threatened by text and on Facebook, she has made it her mission to provide parents with solutions to empower their children to defend against the daily threats they receive as a result of living in our digital world. Shawn has been profiled on the Fox Business Channel, CBS Radio, CNN Radio, NPR, and various media outlets across the country. Shawn is not just a mom; she is an expert who has been invited to speak at events around the country. Shawn provides the steps to take to prevent social and mobile networking from turning into a parent's nightmare.

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