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What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online?

What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online?

No. 8892

How to Understand the Electronic World Your Children Live In
by Barbara Melton, M.Ed., LPC, and Susan Shankle, MSW, LISW-CP

Texting. Blogging. IMing. Technology that has become second nature to our children remains uncharted territory for many parents. What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online? tells you everything you need to know to navigate the parenting issues technology raises, and arms you with the tools you need to protect your children.

This comprehensive, all-purpose guide shows you how to keep up with the latest in computer technology and the Internet—even if you're a techno-illiterate.

You'll also learn how to:

  • protect your child from cyber-bullies and sexual predators
  • monitor your child's online activity
  • recognize the danger signs in your child's use of chat rooms and socializing sites such as MySpace
  • decode the secret language of texting, instant messaging, e-mail, and chat rooms
  • keep your "Cyber-kid" healthy and fit
  • teach your child good on-line study skills
  • help your child build healthy friendships and dating relationships, both on- and off-line
  • gear your rules about the Internet to your child's age and developmental stage
  • know when to turn the computer off
  • Includes information on how the cyber world affects children with special needs, learning disorders, and emotional disorders. (385 pp.)

    About the authors
    Barbara Melton, M.Ed., is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and supervisor in private practice; she regularly works with families with challenging kids, conducts workshops, and lectures on a variety of topics. Her practice is in Charleston, South Carolina. Susan Shankle, MSW, LISW-CP, is a licensed clinical social worker who focuses on the treatment of adolescents experiencing difficulty due to modern technology. She lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Both authors have been featured in MSNBC.com articles addressing adolescents, parenting challenges, and technology.


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