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Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact-Not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age

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Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens? Are you curious about what research says about how media and technology are impacting childhood? Supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and, ultimately, reassuring read for anyone worries about the impact that media might be having on young minds. Dr. Uhls ends each chapter with summaries of the science, bottom lines for quick takeaways, and tips and guidance for parents. Each chapter delves into a different issue, so parents can easily turn to their own particular needs and skip what doesn't concern them.

There are few hotter parenting issues today than helping our children safely navigate they digital world in which we live. It provides both immense opportunity for learning and connecting and yet great opportunity for making mistakes and harm. Knowing what the facts are and when and how to get involved is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. Media Moms & Digital Dads offers parents reassuring and fact based guidance on how best to manage screens and media for their children.

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Chapters (with descriptions of research, bottom lines and guidance for parents) include:

  • Forward by the CEO from the national, non-profit Common Sense Media
  • Overview of parenting in the digital age
  • Screen time for babies and toddlers
  • The Mobile Era
  • The Digital Brain
  • Social Media and Social Lives
  • Fame, FOMO and selfies
  • The Digital Brain
  • Learning in the Digital Age
  • Education in the Digital Age
  • Videogames

Product Details

Author Yalda Uhls
ISBN 1629560847
Publication Date Oct 27, 2015
Publisher Bibliomotion
Language English
Category Life Skills, Media / Commercialization
Parenting Books Age Infant to Preschool, Child / School Age, Pre-Teen, Teen