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Raising Digital Families For Dummies

Raising Digital Families For Dummies

Amy Lupold Bair

ISBN: 978-1-118-48508-8

Apr 2013

360 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Get on the same online playing field as your children with this helpful resource

The youngest generation will never know life without iPhones, iPods, and Facebook, and while their parents have witnessed the evolution of technology, it is still a challenge to keep up with the pace at which things change. This easy-to-understand guide helps you get up to speed on everything you need to know NOW in order to keep up with your children's online and gadget activity. The book offers invaluable guidance for managing mobile devices, social media, and the Internet before it manages you! Also featured are tips and advice for establishing family rules for technology use and how to best handle situations when rules are broken.

  • Covers monitoring software for computers and mobile devices
  • Offers advice for handling cyberbullies and introduces safe social networks for children
  • Addresses how to guide children who want to blog or podcast
  • Provides information on helpful sites that you may want to explore for more issues on various issues that relate to the future of technology

Whether you want to control mobile device usage or monitor social network activity, Raising Digital Families For Dummies will guide you through acquiring a better handle on this important part of your children's lives.

Introduction 1

Part I: Living in the Digital Age 7

Chapter 1: Meeting the Digital Family 9

Chapter 2: Creating a Digital Family Policy 17

Chapter 3: Putting Safety First 33

Chapter 4: Displaying Online Etiquette 65

Chapter 5: Knowing Where Kids Are Turning On and Tuning In 75

Part II: Navigating the Digital World Kids Live In  83

Chapter 6: Decoding Gaming 85

Chapter 7: Preparing Kids for Online Chats 107

Chapter 8: Search Engines, Image Search Results, and Sponsored Links 121

Chapter 9: Becoming Aware of Online Advertising 141

Chapter 10: Talking to Your Kids about Cyberbullying 159

Part III: Grasping Social Media’s Effect on Your Family 171

Chapter 11: Introducing Social Networking for Children 173

Chapter 12: Helping Kids Use Adult Social Networks 183

Chapter 13: Searching and Sharing Safely on YouTube 209

Chapter 14: Blogging, Creating, and Conducting Business Online for Kids 225

Part IV: Left to Their Own Devices 247

Chapter 15: Handheld Gaming 249

Chapter 16: Exploring Tablets for Kids 257

Chapter 17: Being Smart with Mobile Phones 267

Part V: Utilizing Online Family Resources 285

Chapter 18: Reading, ’Riting, ’Rithmetic — Online? 287

Chapter 19: Managing Your Family with Digital Resources 299

Part VI: The Part of Tens 305

Chapter 20: Ten Quick Tips for Parents 307

Chapter 21: Ten Social Networks for Kids 311

Chapter 22: Ten Other Places Your Kids Might Be Online 317

Index 325

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