iRules (Compact Disc)

What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up

By Janell Burley Hofmann, Carrington MacDuffie (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781494532185

Publication Date: May 21, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/20/2014)
Paperback (5/6/2014)
MP3 CD (5/21/2014)
Compact Disc (5/21/2014)

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Description

As Janell Burley Hofmann, mother of five, wrapped her 13-year-old's iPhone on Christmas Eve, she was overwhelmed by questions: "Will my children learn to sit and wonder without Googling? Should I know their passwords for online accounts? Will they experience the value of personal connection without technology?" To address her concerns, she outlined boundaries and expectations in a contract for her son to sign upon receiving his first cell phone. When Hofmann's editor at the Huffington Post posted the contract, now known as iRules, it resonated on a massive scale and went viral, resulting in a tsunami of media coverage and requests. It quickly became apparent that people across the country were hungry for more. In iRules, Hofmann provides families with the tools they need to find a balance between technology and human interaction through a philosophy she calls Slow Tech Parenting. In the book, she educates parents about the online culture tweens and teens enter the minute they go online, exploring issues like cyberbullying, friend fail, and sexting, as well as helping parents create their own iRules contracts to fit their families' needs. As funny as it is prescriptive, iRules will help parents figure out when to unplug and how to stay in sync with the changing world of technology, while teaching their children self-respect, integrity, and responsibility.


About the Author

Janell Burley Hofmann is a parent coach who writes about parenting and technology for the Huffington Post, has a weekly spot on NPR's "American Public Media Marketplace" as a tech etiquette consultant, and has been covered by "Good Morning America." She lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook "Many Things Invisible."