Both of my kids are “digital natives” having no idea what the world was like before the Internet, mobile phones, and tablets and pads of all kinds. And, if you’re the parent or teacher of a digital native, you think about how different their world is from the one in which we grew up. That’s one of the reasons I was so excited to hear that Amy Lupold Bair was writing Raising Digital Families for Dummies . I knew she would cover not only the basics, but also things I wouldn’t have thought of. I was right. Amy covers so much territory in just 324 easy-to-read pages.
Right away Amy covered information we haven’t come to yet (smart phones) and reminded me of information I need to keep uppermost in my mind when the kids are on the computer (a family policy for online activities). Some other information you will get from this book includes:
- Living in the Digital Age
- Navigating the Digital World Kids Live In
- Grasping Social Media’s Effect on Your Family
- Left to Their Own Devices (handheld games, tablets, and mobile phones oh my!)
- Utilizing Online Family Resources
- The Part of Tens (sooo many tips here y’all!)
While this is full of great tips for all parents, I would think it would be especially helpful for homeschooling families. I also love the comparison she has of handheld gaming options.
What I’m saying is, if you are a parent, a teacher, a grandparent, or anyone who interacts with kids and their digital lives, you should check out this book. It’s so worth it!
*The nice folks at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. provided the book for review, but the opinions are all mine!