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Goodstein offers a thoughtful and practical guide to the rich variety of popular tools currently available online. From blogs to instant messaging to social-networking sites and cell phones, she discusses this broad topic in a straightforward yet comprehensive style. Each section opens with basic definitions of the technologies and then quickly demonstrates through interviews how teens make use of them. Later sections address more conceptual issues like bullying online, parental control, and tips for teachers. While the book is geared primarily to parents with little or no knowledge of online tools, Goodstein covers many key issues for teens as well: illegal downloading of music and video, plagiarism, what to do when strangers approach in an online environment, and more. Her conversational writing is accessible and non-condescending. Fortunately, this is not just a gloom-and-doom text highlighting the fears and dangers of online life. Goodstein includes great detail about how tools like blogs, social-networking sites, and podcasts have many positive uses that can enhance a teen's education, creativity, and social life. Her tips and strategies will allow readers to make the most of these technologies in ways that are useful, fun, and, most importantly, safe.
—Matthew L. MoffettCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
With headlines like "Online Danger Zone" and "Are Teens Saying Too Much Online?" appearing in publications like New York Times, Time, and Newsweek everday adults are becoming increasingly worried about what kids are really doing on the internet and with technology today.
So what is MySpace, Facebook, Xanga, LiveJournal and what exactly are teens doing on them? Totally Wired is the first inside guide to what teens are really doing on the internet and with technology. Speaking with a cross section of industry professionals and teenagers, author Anastasia Goodstein gets to the bottom how teens are use technology as well as the benefits and draw backs of this use. Covering issues like:
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Totally Wired arms adults with the language and knowledge to address the real issues of raising tweens and teens in this new world of cyber connection. By providing adults with a greater understanding of the what their kids are really doing on the internet and how they are using technology, Totally Wired will give adults the to ability to set realistic boundries necessary to keep children safe.
Posted January 2, 2012
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