Raising Children in a Digital Age

Raising Children in a Digital Age : Enjoying the best, avoiding the worst

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As featured on The Steve Wright Show on Radio 2. Equipping children to thrive and survive in the digital jungle Digital technology, social media, and online gaming are now a universal part of childhood. But are you worried about what your children might be doing online? What they might come across by accident? Or who might try to contact them through Facebook or Twitter? Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, or youth leader, you will want children to get the most out of new technology. But how do you tread the tightrope of keeping them safe online, whilst enabling them to seize and benefit from the wealth of opportunities on offer? Bex Lewis, an expert in social media and digital innovation, has written a much-needed and timely book full of sound research, practical tips, and realistic advice on how to keep children safe online. She puts the Internet scare stories and distorted statistics into context and offers clear and sensible guidelines to help children thrive in the digital jungle. Media coverage includes: * BBC Radio 2: The Steve Wright Show * BBC Radio Tees * BBC Radio Newcastle * ITV Tyne Tees television * Real Radio * Sun FM * The Durham Times * The Northern Echo * The Sunderland Echo * Premier Radio * The War Cry For more information visit www.lionhudson.com/drbex
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 19.81mm | 274g
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • none
  • 0745956041
  • 9780745956046
  • 500,730

Review quote

"Bex is clearly passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, and... sets out some great ways to achieve this." -- Reg Bailey CBE, Chief Executive of Mothers' Union "A refreshingly direct and thoughtful guide for parents." -- Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE, London School of Economics, author of Children and the Internet This book is certainly unique in that it is not just the spouting of technologies but the revealing of how ordinary folks see and perceive technologies but the revealing of how ordinary folks see and perceive technologies. I appreciate the way Lewis weaves in the various snippets of her survey and study to give us a very down to earth picture of the technological landscape at a very human level. -- Conrade Yap * Netgalley * This book is well written and informative. A definitive guide to avoid your kids dealing with the nastier side of the internet (grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction). -- Kerry Marsh * Netgalley * `This is a book which every family with young children can benefit from.' * The Irish Catholic * `This book is the go-to guide for all our digital worries.' -- Lloyd Kinsley * Childrenswork *
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About Dr Bex Lewis

Dr. Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years of experience. She is an in-demand speaker, media commentator, social media consultant, and blogger. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John's College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector and, after her cancer diagnosis, she has started to research social media and cancer.
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