Being a parent in the age of Smartphones and Tablets
Trim size in cm: 14x22
Publication date: 01/01/2013
The digital revolution, which is in the midst of a unique moment with the spreading of Cloud technology, has influenced the way we live, communicate, socialise and learn, setting families and schools new challenges. Parents and teachers in fact find themselves bringing up and teaching generations of children who often use, quickly, naturally and instinctively, instruments which are new to adults. Sometimes they discover these on their own, without anyone explaining their dangers and potentials, without anyone regulating this exploration. Actually, it often happens that it is the child who explains to the parents how to use a function on a particular mobile phone or some computer programme.
The aim of this book is to provide educators — parents, grandparents and teachers — not with technical or IT skills but with a cultural background, methods of approach and tips that may help them and support them in their everyday lives and their endeavours to bring up children and youths in the Digital Age.
A rapid but complete guide: here is all you need to know to help your children grow, taking advantage of the potentials of technology but learning to prevent its pitfalls.
The first educational book on the cloud generation: how the Cloud is changing our lives. The lives of our children are characterised not only by Facebook, mobile phones and videogames but also by a system of life which is ever more digital.
– Digital natives: if they exist, who are them?
– Avatar: digital identity
– With the family in the Clouds
– Emotions and relationships in the Digital Age
– Freedom or video trap? New dependences
– School in the Digital Age
– Practical advice