Talking Back to Facebook

The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age

By James P. Steyer; Chelsea Clinton (Foreword by)
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9781451657340, 206pp.)

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

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Description
A smart, urgently needed book that helps parents and their kids navigate today's online landscape--from the founder and CEO of the nation's leading authority on kids and the media.
Now, more than ever, parents need help in navigating their kids' online, media-saturated lives. Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, the nation's leading kidsand- media organization, and the father of four children, knows that many parents and teachers--unlike their technology-savvy kids--may be tourists in the online world.
In this essential book, Steyer--a frequent commentator on national TV and radio-- offers an engaging blend of straightforward advice and anecdotes that address what he calls RAP, the major pitfalls relating to kids' use of media and technology: relationship issues, attention/addiction problems, and the lack of privacy. Instead of shielding children completely from online images and messages, Steyer's practical approach gives parents essential tools to help filter content, preserve good relationships with their children, and make common sense, value-driven judgments for kids of all ages.
Not just about Facebook, this comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to the online world, media, and mobile devices belongs in the hands of all parents and educators raising kids in today's digital age.



About the Author
James P. Steyer has spent more than twenty years as one of the most respected experts and entrepreneurs on issues related to children's policy and media in the United States. As founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, he is responsible for the overall leadership of the nation's leading nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the media lives of kids and families. Steyer began his career as an elementary school teacher and went on to become a nationally respected child advocate, public interest lawyer, and Stanford professor. Jim lives with his wife and four children in the Bay Area.




NPR
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Parents should be paying very close attention to the digital media their children are using, says child advocate James Steyer. "Young people in particular often self-reveal before they self-reflect," he says. "There is no eraser button today for youthful indiscretion." More at NPR.org

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