Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology

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It’s a common sight. Drive by a bus stop these days and kids are more likely to be standing, heads down, staring at their devices than building real-life friendships or playing. Interpersonal communication is at an all-time low; loneliness is sky-high despite 24/7 connectivity.

Sexting, cyberbullying, predators, porn… the list of potential digital dangers is overwhelming. Yet doing away with technology altogether is shortsighted. Children need to learn how to use technological devices to thrive in the modern world and there really are many benefits and opportunities for positive growth. Recognizing this conundrum, digital literacy educator and advocate Diana Graber walks parents through the ever-changing digital environment in Raising Humans in a Digital World. Down-to-earth and direct, her advice is exactly what parents need to hear.

Graber discusses how to know if your child is mature enough for digital devices and discusses age-appropriate limitations. She walks parents through their child’s developing social-emotional skills and the delicate balance between virtual and real life. She encourages parents to become positive role models and leaders and provides conversation tools to identify and discuss fake, new, and questionable content on the internet. Discussion topics, practical tips, and useful activities help families bond and become safer digital citizens.

If you’ve ever considered how to help your child understand the digital world—and to use it wisely—this book is for you!

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Author Diana Graber • Michele Borba, Foreword
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher AMACOM
Publish Date 2019-Jan-15
ISBN 9780814439791
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Issue March 2019
Category Parenting & Families

1 review for Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology

  1. Cynthia Lieberman

    Finally a Relatable “Home Improvement” Guide for Families!

    Diana Graber has created one of the most down-to-earth, relatable and necessary parenting books I’ve come across in a long time! Her user-friendly approach to raising kids in a digital world is like reading through a home-improvement guide for families. Instead of being bogged down with long, scientific jargon, Diana uses relatable, real life examples and solutions to connect families with the vital skills needed to a build a healthy foundation of responsible tech in their lives. Her education and wealth of experience as a parent and educator are fortified by expert commentary from some of the most notable thought leaders in the field. Timely and accessible, it’s a perfect read for anyone who cares about how to manage the costs and benefits of tech use by their kids in a positive and proactive mann

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