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

Dodge digital drama! Keep your family safe while making themost 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 thebenefits while ducking the dangers. This book shows you how to seta digital family policy, maximize privacy settings, handlecyberbullies, help your kids create a blog, explore educationalsites, and more.

  • Parenting digital natives — understand more about thetechnology your kids were born into and its challenges andopportunities
  • Starting early — discover appropriate technology fortoddlers, elementary school kids, tweens, and teens
  • Time management — set time limits for online activitiesand talk to your kids about the advertising they'll encounter
  • Smart thoughts on smartphones — learn how to tell whenyour child is ready for a smartphone and how to talk to your teenabout sexting and texting while driving
  • Red flags — help your child steer clear of onlinepredators, identity thieves, and cyberbullies
  • Resources you'll love — find great online tools to helpbalance family budgets, create meal plans, and more
  • The best policy — learn to set reasonable rules for yourhousehold'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 mobiledevices
  • Create a family policy for online activities
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