Real Wired Child: What Parents Need to Know About Kids Online
How can you protect your kids if you don't know where they are?
Few parents would let their children wander the streets at all hours or meet with strangers, but kids do that and more on the internet without even leaving their bedrooms.
Do you know the people your daughter chats with online every night? Is your son being cyberbullied? Have you seen the videos your kids are downloading? Michael Carr-Gregg urges parents to venture into the online world inhabited by their children and get in touch with their day-to-day lives. He explains what kids get up to, provides guidelines for family internet safety and advises how to minimise the risks without limiting your children's freedom to learn, explore and communicate online.
The internet has changed parenting forever. Carr-Gregg provides an essential guide to the online world of today's real wired children, from toddlers to teenagers.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour, and as a practising psychologist specialises in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. He was founder of the world's first national support group for teenage cancer patients, CanTeen (The Australian Teenage Cancer Patients' Society).He is the consultant psychologist to many schools and national organisations, an official ambassador for the federal government's youth suicide prevention programs beyondblue and Mindmatters, and has been the resident parenting expert on Channel 7's Sunrise program since 2005. He has written several books on parenting adolescents including the bestsellers The Princess Bitchface Syndrome and Surviving Adolescents, both published by Penguin. He is also a columnist for teen magazines Girlfriend and Explode. In 2000 he was the subject of This is Your Life.