Author(s): Amy Lupold Bair
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.
Amy Lupold Bair is the founder of Resourceful Mommy Media, inventor of the Twitter Party, and developer of the Global Influence Network for social media-savvy bloggers like herself. Amy shares the wisdom of a mom and the feedback of a thoughtful consumer on her blog, ResourcefulMommy.com.
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 Children173 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