CYBER-SAFE KIDS, CYBER-SAVVY TEENS: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly, by Internet safety expert Nancy Willard, has recently been published and is now available from publisher Wiley, Amazon.com, and elsewhere.
In a recent study, 81 percent of parents felt their children were not careful enough when sharing information about themselves online, and 79 percent of these children agreed. Further, according to author Willard, most teens say parents haven't educated them about concerns related to the Internet.
With CYBER-SAFE KIDS, CYBER-SAVVY TEENS: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly (Wiley, April 2007, $14.95), Willard gives parents the tools to help keep children and teens safe from online threats such as sexual predators, pornography, hate groups, and cyberbullies and to encourage responsible online behavior.
Today, the many stories in the media about Internet threats have caused parents to become increasingly aware of risks related to Internet use by children and teens. But parents are also aware of the many positive aspects of the Internet and the importance of these technologies in the lives of their children—now and into the future.
CYBER-SAFE KIDS, CYBER-SAVVY TEENS is a guide for parents of today's totally wired children and teens. Parents know how to help their children avoid risks and engage in responsible behavior in real life. Willard provides the insight into online risks and practical strategies to help parents translate effective parenting skills into the online world—helping parents learn how to provide their children with the necessary information to understand the nature of the Internet and to make the same kinds of safe and responsible choices online that they would in real life.
Nancy E. Willard, MS, JD (Eugene, OR) is an educator, lawyer, educational technology consultant, and parent. She has been involved in Internet planning in K-12 education for over a decade and is also the author of Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats.
Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., www.wiley.com