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Author Hayman, Suzie, 1949- author.

Title Parents and digital technology : raising the connected generation / Suzie Hayman and John Coleman.

Publication Info. New York : Routledge, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  649.1 H422P    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Children's Department  PARENTS SHELF J 302.23 HAYMAN    Check Shelf
Description 234 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Introduction -- What parents tell us about their worries -- The impact of the digital world on the family -- The actual threats of the digital world -- The opportunities of the digital world -- Child development and technology -- Adolescent development and technology -- Positive parenting -- The importance of communication -- Co-parenting: digital technology when your family is divided -- A family digital strategy -- Appendix more help, support and information.
Summary Children today are digital natives, growing up in an age where social media and online communication is the norm. This book is an indispensable guide for parents who may feel they are struggling to keep up, addressing the issues that young people and their families face in the world of modern technology. Suzie Hayman, a parenting counselor, and John Coleman, a distinguished psychologist, use their combined expertise to explore the challenges and possibilities of being constantly connected, helping parents to make choices about how they communicate, set boundaries and establish rules. Using real-world examples and solid psychological theory, the book looks first at the anxieties parents express about digital technology, followed by the serious potential threats such as cyber-bullying, sexting and easy access to pornographic or violent materials. However, the internet is also full of enormous potential and a further chapter explores the positive side of the digital playground. The authors also share their expert understanding of child and adolescent development and how this relates to the appeal of digital media, with special attention paid to the importance of good communication. The end result is a toolbox for parents, full of tips, strategies and techniques designed to help navigate the digital world, ensuring it is safe yet still exciting for young people. Parents and Digital Technology is essential reading for all parents and guardians as well as those caring for children and teenagers in a professional setting, who want to get the best out of life and modern technology while keeping safe in a family that talks to each other, spends time with each other and enjoys each other.--Publisher website.
Subject Internet and children.
Internet and families.
Internet and children. (OCoLC)fst00977226
Internet and families. (OCoLC)fst01747232
Parenting. (OCoLC)fst01053407
ISBN 9781138933156 (hardback)
1138933155 (hardback)
9781138933163 (pbk.)
1138933163 (pbk.)
9781315678702 (Master)
9781317391975 (epub)
9781317391982 (Web PDF)
9781317391968 (mobipocket/kindle)
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