What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online

Author: Barbara Melton, M.Ed., LPC
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767927915
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Texting. Blogging. IMing. Technology that has become second nature to our children remains uncharted territory for many parents. What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online? tells you everything you need to know to navigate the parenting issues technology raises, and arms you with the tools you need to protect your children. This comprehensive, all-purpose guide shows you how to keep up with the latest in computer technology and the Internet—even if you’re a techno-illiterate. You’ll also learn how to: protect your child from cyber-bullies and sexual predators monitor your child’s online activity recognize the danger signs in your child’s use of chat rooms and socializing sites such as MySpace decode the secret language of texting, instant messaging, e-mail, and chat rooms keep your “Cyber-kid” healthy and fit teach your child good on-line study skills help your child build healthy friendships and dating relationships, both on- and off-line gear your rules about the Internet to your child’s age and developmental stage know when to turn the computer off Includes information on how the cyber world affects children with special needs, learning disorders, and emotional disorders.

Give Your Child the World

Author: Jamie C. Martin
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031034414X
Format: PDF
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Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.

Screenwise

Author: Devorah Heitner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138410398
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children-if parents help them. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology. Screenwise is a guide to understanding more about what it is like for children to grow up with technology, and to recognizing the special challenges-and advantages-that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. In it, Heitner presents practical parenting "hacks": quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native. The book will empower parents to recognize that the wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid's digital savvy, and help them develop skills for managing the new challenges of parenting. Based on real-life stories from other parents and Heitner's wealth of knowledge on the subject, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible digital citizens.

Born Digital

Author: Urs Gasser
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458725448
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first generation of Digital Natives children who were born into and raised in the digital world are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these Digital Natives? And what is the world theyre creating going to look like? In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Exploring a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical, Born Digital will be essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital present and shape the digital future.

Situa o mundial da inf ncia 2000

Author: Carol Bellamy
Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 9280635328
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Chronicling the efforts of the international community to ensure education for all children, this report includes eight tables profiling 193 countries. These tables cover basic indicators, nutrition, health, education, demographic indicators, economic indicators, women, & the rate of progress since 1960. Recommended in: ALA's Guide to Reference Books, Walford's Guide to Reference Material.

Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World

Author: Laurie Parsons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126410
Format: PDF, Docs
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Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons provide an effective method for helping children with Attention Deficit Disorder excel in a classroom setting. In straightforward language, this book explains how to use the innovative "Learning Styles Inventory" to test for a right-brained learning style; help an ADD child master spelling—and build confidence—by committing complicated words to visual memory; tap an ADD kid's amazing speed-reading abilities by stressing sight recognition and scanning rather than phonics; access the child's capacity to solve math problems of increasing, often astonishing complexity—without pen or paper; capitalize on the "writing and weaning" technique to help the child turn mental images into written words; and win over teachers and principals to the right-brained approach the ADD child thrives on. For parents who have longed to help their ADD child quickly and directly, Freed and Parsons's approach is nothing short of revolutionary. This is the first book to offer them reason for hope and a clear strategy for enabling their child to blossom.

Screen Smart Parenting

Author: Jodi Gold
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462515533
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As a practicing child psychiatrist and mother of three, Jodi Gold has a unique understanding of both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. Dr. Gold weaves together scientific knowledge and everyday practical advice to help you foster your child's healthy relationship to technology, from birth to the teen years. You'll learn: *How much screen time is too much at different ages. *What your kids and teens are actually doing in all those hours online. *How technology affects social, emotional, and cognitive development. *Which apps and games build smarts and let creativity shine. *How your own media habits influence your children. *What you need to know about privacy concerns, cyberbullying, and other dangers. *Ways to set limits that the whole family can live with.

Outsmarting Your Kids Online

Author: Amber Mac
Publisher: Ambermac Media, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780692682692
Format: PDF
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In this book, tech expert Amber Mac and Internet security expert Michael Bazzell provide the ultimate handbook for parenting in today's digital world. From understanding social media concerns to learning about tomorrow's technology trends; this book empowers overwhelmed parents to make smarter online decisions to properly protect their kids.