Cyber-safe Kids, Cyber-savvy Teens

Cyber-safe Kids, Cyber-savvy Teens

Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly

Book - 2007
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Essential strategies to keep children and teens safe online

As our children and teens race down the onramp to the InformationSuperhighway, many parents feel left behind in the dust. Newsstories about online sexual predators, child pornography,cyberbullies, hate groups, gaming addiction, and other dangers thatlurk in the online world make us feel increasingly concerned aboutwhat our children are doing (and with whom) in cyberspace. InCyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, Internet safety expert NancyWillard provides you with need-to-know information about thoseonline dangers, and she gives you the practical parentingstrategies necessary to help children and teens learn to use theInternet safely and responsibly.

Parents protect younger children by keeping them in safe places,teaching them simple safety rules, and paying close attention. Aschildren grow, we help them gain the knowledge, skills, and valuesto make good choices--choices that will keep them safe and showrespect for the rights of others. In Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-SavvyTeens, Willard shows you how those same strategies can betranslated from the real world to the cyberworld, and that youdon't have to learn advanced computer skills to put them intoeffect. As you work on these strategies with your child, you willalso discover that remaining engaged with what your children aredoing online is much more valuable than any blocking software youcould buy.

"Willard blends the perspectives of a wise parent and a seriousscholar about issues related to Internet behavior and safety. . . .Pick up the book, open it to any random page, and you will find onthat page or nearby a wealth of helpful advice and usefulcommentary on the cyberreality facing our children and on how todeal with any of the issues she's identified."
--Dick Thornburgh, J.D., former U.S. Attorney General; chair,National Academy of Sciences Committee on Youth Pornography and theInternet

"Simply put, this book is a must-read for anyone--parents,educators, law enforcement, and policymakers alike--concerned withthe critical issue of children's internet safety and what to doabout it."
--Douglas Levin, senior director of education policy, Cable in theClassroom
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780787994174
0787994170
Call Number: j025.04 WILL
Characteristics: xii, 324 p. ; 23 cm

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