Raising Digital Families For Dummies
By Amy Lupold Bair
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: April 2013
Pages: 360

Dodge digital drama! Keep your family safe while making the most of today's technology

Like it or not, we're squarely in the middle of the digital age. You can't hide your kids from it, but you can help them enjoy the benefits while ducking the dangers. This book shows you how to set a digital family policy, maximize privacy settings, handle cyberbullies, help your kids create a blog, explore educational sites, and more.

  • Parenting digital natives — understand more about the technology your kids were born into and its challenges and opportunities
  • Starting early — discover appropriate technology for toddlers, elementary school kids, tweens, and teens
  • Time management — set time limits for online activities and talk to your kids about the advertising they'll encounter
  • Smart thoughts on smartphones — learn how to tell when your child is ready for a smartphone and how to talk to your teen about sexting and texting while driving
  • Red flags — help your child steer clear of online predators, identity thieves, and cyberbullies
  • Resources you'll love — find great online tools to help balance family budgets, create meal plans, and more
  • The best policy — learn to set reasonable rules for your household's digital devices with a digital family policy

Open the book and find:

  • What to include in your family policy
  • Guidelines for smartphone use
  • Hints for helping kids navigate search engines
  • Tips for creating and storing passwords
  • How to talk to your kids about security
  • Tools for monitoring activity
  • Social networking rules to consider
  • Help to decide whether a site is truly educational

Learn to:

  • Manage the social media sites your kids use
  • Provide guidance for young bloggers
  • Monitor children's activities on computers and mobile devices
  • Create a family policy for online activities
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