Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook: A Parents' Toolkit for Promoting Healthy Internet Use

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Hunter House Publishers, 2013 - Computers - 214 pages
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Forget sex, drugs, and rock & roll -- today's parents and teachers have to deal with cyberbullying, sexting, internet addiction, and exposure to inappropriate online content. Fortunately, expert researcher Dr. Megan Moreno has written this book as a guide to help you teach your kids about balance and boundaries in their internet and media use and the skills they need to thrive online.

Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook will help you to zero in on the problem -- and the solution. Backed by researchers funded by a $2.5 million NIH grant, this guide provides a clear toolkit for teaching our young people how to avoid the dangers of the internet while taking advantage of its full potential.

The book is grounded in the real experiences of young people on the internet. Incorporating the insight of teens and college-age students, each chapter includes real-life case studies and helpful new methods for productive conversations about these situations, in your own home or classroom.

Dr. Moreno gives actionable advice based on the most cutting-edge research in social media and technology use. Respectful of the needs of both children and adults, Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook is the smart guide to raising cybersensible kids.

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Dr. Megan Moreno is a preeminent researcher in the field of adolescent health and technology. She is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an attending physician in the UWHealth Teen Clinic. Dr. Moreno is also the Director of Resident Research at UW and leads the Adolescent Health Research Team, which was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the NIH to investigate social media and adolescent behavior. She has earned numerous honors, grants, and awards for her research. She has written about social media safety for both academic and popular publications, and has been interviewed by local and national radio and television stations.

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