Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology
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!
|Author||Diana Graber • Michele Borba, Foreword|
|Page Count||272 pages|
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|Category||Parenting & Families|