Do you find yourself ‘umming’ and ‘ahing’ about what’s the perfect gift for friends, family and colleagues? Well, no more. This year we have the perfect gift for you: The Parents' Survival Guide to Children, Technology and the Internet, and we have 8 inarguable reasons why.
It’s a unique gift that keeps on giving time and time again; helping your friends and family manage their screen time and make the most of the online opportunities which children have access on their devices. Experts have referred to this book as ‘A must-read for any parent who cares about the wellbeing of their children’ and ‘The best online health and safety book on the market’.
The Parents’ Survival Guide —unlike its competitors — doesn’t focus on specific ‘scary app’ or video-game sensations of today as there are always going to be new ones. Instead it focuses on growing family digital wellbeing and understanding, to further online safety.
The topics covered in the book are based on global research and aim to support parents who are overwhelmed with technology in their their children’s lives, without jumping to the bandaid fix of blocking — a sometimes more detrimental solution.
It is a well known fact that children turn to their friends for advice or support when they encounter a problem online, rather than their parents; but this book helps parents bridge this gap and become more confident in responding appropriately to the issue being experienced by their child.The Parents’ Survival Guide contains online health and safety statistics, information, and advice from nearly 300 leading experts and resources. This allows friends and families to have substantial, thought provoking research at their fingertips.
Professor Donna Cross, of University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has endorsed the book saying, ‘It is based on state-of-the-art evidence compiled by authors renowned for their leadership in helping young people to maximise their enjoyment and minimise their harm when using technology.’
The Parents’ Survival Guide provides answers to the most commonly asked parenting questions about children, technology, and the Internet… as well as to questions parents haven’t even thought of yet!
The information in the book also helps to give parents invaluable insights into online behaviours that their children might be involved in online, without encroaching on their privacy, and provides expert advice on how parents can approach this appropriately with their children.
Additionally, The Parent’s Survival Guide is a resource that enables parents to reflect on their own media habits and provides conversation starters to encourage ongoing discussions with their families.
Click here to find out what the experts have to say, learn more about the authors, and to buy a copy of The Parents’ Survival Guide to Children, Technology and the Internet.