Real Wired Child
What Parents Need to Know About Kids Online
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|Format:||Paperback, 160 pages|
|Other Information: ||ill.|
|Published In: ||Australia, 03 September 2007|
Michael Carr-Gregg's latest hard-hitting book for parents opens up the secret world of what their kids are doing online. It reveals the incredibly widespread uses of technology by kids from toddlers to teenagers, and will bring parents up-to-speed with the wired world. He provides easy-to-understand explanations of web surfing, downloading, social networking, blogs, chatrooms and online gaming, and focusses on the devastating phenomenon of cyberbullying. He also considers the possibility of Internet addiction, explores the role of schools and suggests the drafting of a Family Internet Plan. Illustrating the dangers involved in your children's Internet usage with his real-world case studies, Carr-Gregg explains how to minimise the risks without limiting their freedom to learn, explore and communicate online.
About the Author
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour, and as a practising psychologist specialises in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. He was founder of the world's first national support group for teenage cancer patients, CanTeen (The Australian Teenage Cancer Patients' Society).He is the consultant psychologist to many schools and national organisations, an official ambassador for the federal government's youth suicide prevention programs beyondblue and Mindmatters, and has been the resident parenting expert on Channel 7's Sunrise program since 2005. He has written several books on parenting adolescents including the bestsellers The Princess Bitchface Syndrome and Surviving Adolescents, both published by Penguin. He is also a columnist for teen magazines Girlfriend and Explode. In 2000 he was the subject of This is Your Life.
|Publisher: ||Penguin Books Australia|
|Dimensions: ||16.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.20 kg)|