A guide for parents worried about the impact of technology and social media on their children.
Our children's immersion in an increasingly connected world can leave parents feeling fearful and out of touch. Raising Digital Leaders cuts through the fear to inform parents about the kinds of technology they may encounter, the pitfalls to avoid, which questions to ask, and, most importantly, how to empower kids to make good choices and learn to lead using the popular tech they're already fluent in.
Along with vignettes from parents with unique perspectives on digital citizenship and inspiring stories from young people who are building toward a better world, this book presents engaging, actionable, evidence-based guidelines and explanations for safely navigating challenges both on- and offline. Author and educator Jennifer Casa-Todd offers families strategies for successfully and effectively leveraging technology to help their kids become digital leaders today.
"An important read for educators, parents, and anyone who cares about helping our youth navigate the digital world and become digitally savvy, civil, and safe." -Barbara Coloroso, educator and author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander and Kids Are Worth It
"This book is full of strategies for engaging in productive conversations about technology and social media, and it will help you understand how you can raise confident and successful digital leaders."-Katie Martin, mom, educator, and author of Learner-Centered Innovation
"This comprehensive book shares all the latest research on kids and media and offers an experienced educator's perspective on questions like when to get kids a phone and how to teach them safer ways to use social media."-Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise