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Forget sex, drugs, and rock and roll today's parents and teachers have to deal with cyberbullying, sexting, internet addiction, and exposure to inappropriate online content. Fortunately, expert researcher Dr. Megan Moreno has written this book as a guide to help you teach your kids about balance and boundaries in their internet and media use and the skills they need to thrive online.
Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook will help you to zero in on the problem and the solution. Backed by researchers funded by a $2.5 million NIH grant, this guide provides a clear toolkit for teaching our young people how to avoid the dangers of the internet while taking advantage of its full potential.
The book is grounded in the real experiences of young people on the internet. Incorporating the insight of teens and college-age students, each chapter includes real-life case studies and helpful new methods for productive conversations about these situations, in your own home or classroom.
Dr. Moreno gives actionable advice based on the most cutting-edge research in social media and technology use. Respectful of the needs of both children and adults, Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook is the smart guide to raising cybersensible kids.
"Moreno, an adolescent-medicine pediatrician, social media researcher, and mother, has spent the past five years investigating ever-changing landscape of technology use by tweens, teens, and young adults. She organized the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT), a think tank of professionals, graduate students, parents, and adolescents, to look into and share observations about Internet use and abuse. The resulting book is a valuable and realistic resource on Internet safety that offers a model developed with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parental worries include unwanted sexual solicitation and sexting; exposure to inappropriate information; cyberbullying, and Internet addiction. With its three-pronged approach Boundaries, Balance, and Communication this toolkit can be used by parents with children of different ages, from middle school through college. Each two-page spread features the voices of the contributors weighing in with opinions, stories, advice, and warnings, and black-and-white photos displaying actual Web sites and devices. As Moreno writes, 'Although it can be overwhelming at times, the Internet is an invaluable resource for doing well in school, staying in touch with friends and family, and staying current in the world.' Moreno's book shows parents how to keep this resource safe. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Forget sex, drugs, and rock and roll - today's parents have to deal with cyberbullying, cyberstalking, sexting, internet addiction, and exposure to porn and other inappropriate online content. Fortunately, expert researcher Dr. Megan Moreno has written this book as a guide to help teach kids balance and boundaries when it comes to internet and media use. Respectful of the needs of both children and adults, Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook
is the smart parent's guide to raising cybersensible kids.
Back by a team of researchers funded by a $2.5 million NIH grant, Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook provides a clear toolkit for teaching young people how to avoid the dangers of the internet while taking advantage of its full potential. Written with the insight of teens and college-age students, and peppered throughout with real-life stories and case histories, the book is grounded in the real experience young people have had using the internet.
Whether readers are parents, educators, or concerned relatives, this book shows them how to have productive conversations with young people about issues such as sexting, cyberbullying, online porn, and more. Age-specific recommendations let readers tailor the advice to pre-teen, teen, or college age children.
The solution-focused table of contents will appeal to people who have already experienced some of the pitfalls of the internet in their family, because it will allow concerned adults to zero in on the problem - and the solution.
The book will also appeal to adults who are simply concerned about the internet's potential dangers, and it will prepare them to have "the talk" - but not about sex, about cybersafety and appropriate internet use. A section also shows readers how to adapt this information for teaching groups or creating a curriculum.
The book is easy to use, and includes helpful photos of screen shots and real-life scenes. Each chapter includes real-life case studies with analysis of how readers can apply the lessons learned from these situations in their own home. The book is full of "research call-outs" that provide a summary of recent research studies and including take-home points for parents or teachers. There are also "action" sections including examples of conversation starters and other tools.
While respecting the needs of children and adults, Dr. Moreno gives actionable advice based on the most cutting-edge research in social media and technology use. Dr. Moreno is a nationally recognized researcher in the field of adolescent health and media who has frequently been featured in media and contributed to several books. This book represents contributions from Dr Morenos research team, including physicians and health professionals, as well as older adolescents themselves.This book will give readers tools to help young people thrive online.
About the Author
Dr. Megan Moreno
is a preeminent researcher in the field of adolescent health and technology. She is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an attending physician in the UWHealth Teen Clinic. Dr. Moreno is also the Director of Resident Research at UW and leads the Adolescent Health Research Team, which was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the NIH to investigate social media and adolescent behavior. She has earned numerous honors, grants, and awards for her research. She has written about social media safety for both academic and popular publications, and has been interviewed by local and national radio and television stations.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I: Getting in the Know
Chapter 1: The Wide Web of the World Wide Web
Chapter 2: Understanding Internet Use Across Ages and Stages
Chapter 3: Dont Worry, Be Happy - Using Balance, Boundaries and Communication to Stay Safe Online
Part II: Making a Difference
Chapter 4: You Saw What on YouTube? Handling Exposure to Unwanted Material Online
Chapter 5: Surfing Porn (and Other Dangerous Sites)
Chapter 6: Cyberbullying and the Invisible Black Eye
Chapter 7: Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Rolland FaceBook? Media Use and Risky Behaviors
Chapter 8: Addicted to the Internet?
Chapter 9: Safeguarding Online Identity and the Digital Footprint
Chapter 10: Do Online Sexual Predators Really Exist?
Conclusion: Working Together, We Can Make a Difference