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It’s amazing to think how much the world has changed from when we were kids. I got my first email address when I was a freshman in college, but I had no one to email – until my junior year, when everyone else started getting email addresses. Now my 8-year old daughter is already asking for a cell phone and email address, and while I’m certainly not giving in to her, I know the time will come soon enough. My top concern with all of these digital tools is internet safety for kids – I know there’s a lot of cause for concern. So, for any family concerned with internet safety for kids, I’d recommend Raising Digital Families for Dummies by Amy Lupold Bair from Resourceful Mommy.
Raising Digital Families features information about the latest digital tools that kids are using, and also helps with advice on how to set a digital family policy (and yes, you need one). It’s great for families with young kids too – it’ll help you understand the various tools that kids use and will get you ready for when they get older. There’s also a section for kids who want to start a blog – as a mom blogger, I know that my daughter is already counting the days until she has her own blog, so this is especially important for me.
Like most for Dummies books, you can pretty easily skip around in the book too, if you are especially interested in one particular section (although I do recommend reading the whole book through the first time).
You can purchase Raising Digital Families For Dummies online at Amazon.com. It’s available as a paperback book, or also as a Kindle book.