Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online

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Macmillan, Mar 20, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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"A must read for parents (and future parents) of teenagers. Consider Anastasia Goodstein as the daughter you totally 'get' - explaining all the behaviors of the daughter you totally don't 'get.' Consider this a parent/teen dictionary. Brilliant and lifesaving!" - Atoosa Rubenstein, former editor in chief of Seventeen magazine "Totally Wired is both an awakening and a comfort for adults who feel lost in the infinite alleys of cyberspace. Goodstein gives it to us straight - honestly examining the threats to kids, but also including fresh insights into the positive ways young people use the wired world in their lives."- Joe Kelly, president of Dads & Daughters and author of Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your Daughter Hooking up via MySpace, bullying on a blog. Using a cell phone as a tracking device? Clearly, being a teen today isn't the same as it used to be. So what are LiveJournal, Xanga, Facebook, and MySpace, and what exactly are teens doing on these sites? Totally Wired is the first inside guide to what teens are really doing on the Internet and with technology today. Author Anastasia Goodstein creates an informative and accessible guide that covers topics such as social networking, blogging, cyberbullying, and much, much more. Including interviews with a cross section of industry professionals and teenagers, and loaded with fascinating statistics and revealing anecdotes, Totally Wired is the first guide that explains to parents in easy-to-understand terms what kids are really up to online, and arms parents with the knowledge they need to promote Internet safety.
  

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Review: Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online

User Review  - Suz - Goodreads

This book is a good introduction to the world of "digital natives." Easy to read, not too much eduspeak, and there's a glossary in the back for the terms that might be new to you. For those adults ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Good solid job doing a very well-focused task: describing how teens use new technology to express what it is eternally to be a teen. Thus it has aged well and is still useful (though yes, a new edition would be welcome.) Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Meet a Totally Wired Teen
7
2 Diaries Go Digital
25
SocialNetworking Sites
51
4 Bullying Goes Digital
75
5 Parental Controls
95
6 Teaching the Teachers
123
7 Power Shift
151
Conclusion
177
Glossary
181
Notes
189
About the Author
206
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Anastasia Goodstein is the creator of Ypulse, a blog that provides daily news and commentary about Generation Y for media and marketing. As a journalist, Anastasia has worked with several leading consumer magazines, online sites and network television brands including Teen People, Entertainment Weekly, Cartoon Network, Oxygen TV, Current TV and AOL.

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