Totally Wired

Totally Wired

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qA must read for parents (and future parents) of teenagers. Consider Anastasia Goodstein as the daughter you totally 'get' - explaining all the behaviors of the daughter you totally don't 'get.' Consider this a parent/teen dictionary. Brilliant and lifesaving!q - Atoosa Rubenstein, former editor in chief of Seventeen magazine qTotally Wired is both an awakening and a comfort for adults who feel lost in the infinite alleys of cyberspace. Goodstein gives it to us straight - honestly examining the threats to kids, but also including fresh insights into the positive ways young people use the wired world in their lives.q - Joe Kelly, president of Dads a Daughters and author of Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your Daughter Hooking up via MySpace, bullying on a blog. Using a cell phone as a tracking device? Clearly, being a teen today isn't the same as it used to be. So what are LiveJournal, Xanga, Facebook, and MySpace, and what exactly are teens doing on these sites? Totally Wired is the first inside guide to what teens are really doing on the Internet and with technology today. Author Anastasia Goodstein creates an informative and accessible guide that covers topics such as social networking, blogging, cyberbullying, and much, much more. Including interviews with a cross section of industry professionals and teenagers, and loaded with fascinating statistics and revealing anecdotes, Totally Wired is the first guide that explains to parents in easy-to-understand terms what kids are really up to online, and arms parents with the knowledge they need to promote Internet safety.THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK When I was sixteen, I told my parents that my best friend and I were going to go white-water rafting for the day with two male friends down the ... I also told them I would be spending the night at my best frienda#39;s house when we got back. ... the front of my car. The engine light came on.

Title:Totally Wired
Author:Anastasia Goodstein
Publisher:Macmillan - 2007-03-20


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