Teens Gone Wired: Are You Ready?

Front Cover
Midpoint Trade Books Incorporated, Sep 10, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
0 Reviews
The digital revolution has left many parents feeling intimidated by the world their teens inhabit and they worry that they lack the experience to parent effectively. Teens Gone Wired: Are You Ready? examines today "s parenting challenges from the totality of the teen experience. The book combines advice from dozens of parents and teens with a wealth of recommended sources, including links to many online support systems. All of the key debates that parents are having with their wired teens are discussed, including: * Fun vs. Obsession * Sharing vs. Indiscretion * Forging an Identity vs. Performing for an Audience * Real Friends vs. Virtual Friends * Sexual Well-Being vs. Sexual Health * Privacy vs. Anonymity * Education vs. Entertainment * Your Teen "s Issues vs. Your Own Issues By recounting stories from families who "ve been there and providing practical tips, the book shores up parents " confidence and gives parents the tools they need to raise today "s teens. Green emphasizes the critical role for parents in mediating their teens " experiences with both the digital and the real world. While the book is unflinching in acknowledging the trials that parents face today, it supports the author's optimism that parents are not only capable of doing a good job, they can have fun along the way.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

About the author (2005)

Lyndsay Green is a pioneering sociologist and researcher who has spent her career helping people use communications technologies for learning. nbsp;Motivated by her aging parents and family, she has now turned her research skills and knowledge of new technologies to find out what the baby boom generation should be doing to ensure they have a successful old age.

Bibliographic information