Keeping Your Child Safe on Social Media
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Keeping Your Child Safe on Social Media : Five Easy Steps

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A psychotherapist offers a five-step guide to supporting young people to ensure they stay safe and mentally and emotionally healthy on social media.
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 249.48g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 1786050188
  • 9781786050182
  • 798,637

Table of contents

About the Author................................................................................. iiAcknowledgements.............................................................................. viiIntroduction.......................................................................................... 1Parenting and Social Media........................................................... 1Consequences of Too Much Online Use...................................... 4The Teenage Years and Social Media............................................ 4Mental Fitness and Mind Strength................................................ 6The Importance of Age Restrictions ............................................ 8Social Media Sites and Protection: Getting Your Child Started ............................................................................... 10Why Does Mental Fitness Matter So Much? .............................. 11Who Is This Book For? .................................................................. 11Why Read It?.................................................................................... 12What Does This Book Contain?.................................................... 12Section I: Gaining Mental Fitness................................................ 171. Step One: Understanding Mind Development......................... 19Understanding Mind Development: Understanding the Unconscious................................................................................. 19Understanding the Stages of Psychological Development......... 26Adolescence and Identity Formation............................................ 31Mind Development and Emotion................................................. 37The Difference between How Adolescents and Adults Think... 41Identity Formation and Sex............................................................ 452. Step Two: Understanding Confidence and Its Sources........... 51The Context of Confidence............................................................ 51The Confidence Circle.................................................................... 57The Power of Perception................................................................. 61Confidence as a Fluid: The Water in a Jug Analogy.................... 66Confidence Getting Knocked........................................................ 69The Mind Is a Muscle: Strengthen It............................................. 713. Step Three: Making Attachment Secure.................................... 73What Is Attachment?...................................................................... 73Attachment Quality and Social Media......................................... 79Attachment Styles............................................................................ 86How Attachment Matters................................................................ 90The Secure Base............................................................................... 92Attachment and Exclusion Online................................................ 95Section II: Managing When Times Get Tough............................ 994. Step Four: Knowing How to Manage Difficult Emotions...... 101What Are Difficult Emotions?....................................................... 101Considering Impulsivity................................................................. 102Difficult Feelings and Social Media............................................... 104An Action Plan for Managing Difficult Situations ..................... 105Sam and the Party............................................................................ 106Lily and Tom..................................................................................... 108The Link Between Feeling and Thought....................................... 110Impulsivity and Social Media........................................................ 112Impulsivity, Sexting and Self-Worth: Case Studies..................... 114Adam and the Explicit Image.......................................................... 114Emily and the Sexts.......................................................................... 119The Link Between Feelings, Thoughts and Beliefs...................... 1275. Step Five: How to Recover if Things Go Wrong....................... 129The Importance of Being Prepared .............................................. 129Influencing Recovery â What Helps?........................................... 130What if Professional Help Is Required When Something Goes Wrong?................................................................................ 132What Can Go Wrong on Social Media?....................................... 132Case Study One: A Situation Involving Potential Danger for Your Child.............................................................................. 132Mollyâs Story...................................................................................... 132What Parents Can Do to Help Recovery: Mollyâs Story................ 138Case Study Two: When Someone Elseâs Words or Actions Cause Difficulty for Your Child................................................. 140Eugeneâs Story................................................................................... 140Case Study Three: When the Difficulty Lies in Your Childâs Thoughts and Beliefs................................................................... 149Sophieâs Story.................................................................................... 149Knowing How and When the Focus Needs to Be on Recovery....................................................................................... 158Conclusion............................................................................................ 159Being a Parent in Todayâs World.................................................... 159The Stories We Hold........................................................................ 161References ............................................................................................. 169Further Reading................................................................................... 170
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