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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)|
Honestly? How smart are you being when it comes to streaming, messaging, gaming, commenting. . .?
The Teens Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices will help you navigate the digital world with 21 refreshingly honest and humorous tips that will not only inform, but that also just might change the way you think about your social media interaction.
21 real-life tips including. . .
- Know the app before you snap.
- Dont post anything you wouldnt want Grandma, your boss, and Jesus seeing! (Jesus is on Insta, you know!)
- Peek at your privacy settings. . .so you know whos peeking at you.
- Take more "selflessies."
- Press pause before you post.
. . .and many more will provide just the information you need to post wisely in an insecure world.
Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more than twenty books, including If I Had a Parenting Do Over; 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone-Obsessed Kid; The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers; and The Guys Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over twenty years of youth-ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. For more from Jonathan, go to TheSource4Parents.com or follow him on Twitter.com/InJonathansHead.
"Todays technology has real benefitsand real dangers. We can instantly access virtually anything. Unfortunately, that also makes it easier than ever to make a misstep that can change the course of our lives. Jonathan McKee understands the pros and cons of social media, and he offers wise biblical guidance to teens and parents for how to stay safe in this challenging environment."
Jim Daly, President Focus on the Family
"This book is so practical! It will definitely be a gift we will give our son when he gets his first device! With a practical question guide, this is a book you can even read with your teenager. From Selfies to Snapchat Jonathan also does a great job of peppering in the truth of the Bible and its timeless advice that can be applied even to our Social Media Culture."
Maggie John, Co-Host, Senior Executive Producer, 100 Huntley Street
"Jonathan McKee gets that social media for teenagers is not social media: it is just life! In this excellent book, he delves into a topic important to BOTH teens and parents and lays out clear principles for smart online behavior. He doesnt vilify or glorify technology, but instead offers a balanced view on how best to live in a connected world."
Shaunti Feldhahn, Social Researcher and Best-Selling Author of For Women Only and For Parents Only
"It's no secret our lives are dominated by technology. This brings great opportunity but also some potential pitfalls. The Teen's Guide to Social Media is now my favorite book for helping young people wisely navigate social media. In fact, it's helpful for anyone who uses social media. I could not recommend it more highly."
Sean McDowell, Ph.D., Biola University professor, speaker, and author of over fifteen books including A New Kind of Apologist
"To be honest, I struggled to get through the advanced copy of this book because my teenage sons kept taking it. My boys appreciate Jonathan's candid, comedic, and challenging approach and insist on reading everything he writes. The humor, tips, and wisdom that Jonathan shares here are exactly what young people need and want to hear. Don't let your kid have a mobile device without a copy of this book."
Pete Sutton, Student Ministry Pastor of Christ Community
"McKee's best yet. This book will most definitely be the new 'phone contract' today's parents use to engage their kids in meaningful conversation about their use of technology. Required reading for any teenager."
Doug Fields, Author of Speaking to Teenagers and 7 Ways to Be Her Hero
"In a world where most young people underestimate how distracting their mobile devices are becoming, Jonathan provides wise council and compelling stories inspiring us to pause and think. . .which is exactly what we need to do more often."
Curt Steinhorst, Author of Can I Have Your Attention?
"Jonathan McKee is one of the finest experts I know in the area of teen culture and social media. This a most helpful, practical, and enlightening book on media and mobile devices. I love the discussion questions at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend it."
Jim Burns, PhD
Author of The Purity Code and Confident Parenting
"As a parent, a grandparent, and a guy who checks the device in my pocket a little too often on any given day, I found this book eye-opening. . .and a little frightening. This is a must-read for young people before they get their own devices."
Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic, Author, Speaker
"If your child knows how to swipe a device, then you need this book. Filled with down-to-earth wisdom and humor, The Teen's Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices talks straight to kids at their level, helping them draw their own conclusions about what's smart and what's not. With a tween in my house who keeps begging for an iPhone, this book hit my desk at just the right time. Thank you, Jonathan McKee, for an insightful social media guide that parents and kids can rally behind!"
Becky Kopitzke, Author of The SuperMom Myth: Conquering the Dirty Villains of Motherhood
"Jonathan McKees, The Teens Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices, is a must-read for parents of teens. What you dont know will hurt. . .them. Jonathan has a brilliant way of balancing facts, theory, practical helps, and humor all at once. If you want to get the most up-to-date information in a manner you can understand, this book is for you."
Lance C. Hahn, Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Christian Church, Speaker, Professor, Teacher, and Author of How to Live in Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out and The Masters Mind: The Art of Reshaping Your Thoughts.â·‹
"Im not only endorsing this book, but immediately buying three copies to give to the teenagers in my home. You should, too!"
Josh Griffin, Co-founder DownloadYouthMinistry.com & 20+yr youth ministry veteran
"Face it: most teens are riding the wave of high-tech gadgetssurfing, emailing, texting, tweeting. But with each tap on an app or click of a mouse, youre vulnerable to all kinds of bad stuff. You need a guide. This book is it. Jonathans 21 tips can save your life. Really!"
Michael Ross, Author of the unofficial Minecraft guide Building Faith Block by Block
Vickyd5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book!December 11, 2017VickydQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a great book! I learned so much about social media. Loved how the author tied it to God's Word. I received a free book but the review is totally my opinion.
Jennifer K Powell5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent, engaging read.November 16, 2017Jennifer K PowellQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was an excellent read - engaging and informative and helped me articulate ways to talk to my kids about social media and device use. The biggest message that stuck with me is that what we post out there is forever. My 12.5 year old daughter read the book and it led us to some important discussions and changes she has decided to make about how she uses her phone. I highly recommend this book to both parents, preteens, and teens. There were some scary and disturbing sections, which were appropriate to the book and helped my daughter see how serious indiscriminate social media and phone use can be.
I received a complimentary copy of this book by Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. My opinions are my own.
tmurrellTNAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Social MediaOctober 31, 2017tmurrellTNAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5There is so much technology out there available for teens and yet they often don't have the knowledge or maturity to deal with the consequences that often result from unfortunate choices. The author has broken down the various social media sites and walks the reader through the pitfalls and nuances of using each site. The book is broken up into 21 chapters, or tips, with a series of questions at the end. There is also an introduction with a letter to parents.
I was expecting a dry and more adult focused book. Thankfully I was wrong. This book is actually written for teens and is perfect for the target audience. The letter to the parents is wonderful and after reading the into and the rest of the book, I had no worries about passing the book onto my teenager. My son actually wanted to read the book and sped through it. I couldn't believe that it kept his attention since he prefers fiction. The author did a great job of pointing out some of the dangers and addressing them without coming across as preachy. Loved this book and will be keeping it for my daughter when she gets older. I would definitely recommend this book for any parent with teens.
I received a copy of this book from Barbour. All thoughts expressed are my own.
Sharon5 Stars Out Of 5Get safely "Connected"October 24, 2017SharonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Being sure our teens are safe in today's social media-focused society is among a parent's top worries. This is a great resource to guide teens in making good choices regarding social media, mobile devices, and media in general.
Written in the tone of a good friend, it offers clear advice and gentle questions to make teens thinks about their choices. Tips on how to stay safe, use good judgement, and ensure they are putting their best "selfie" out there for the world to see are delivered with humor and fun.
What a great gift (or stocking-stuffer for the upcoming holidays!) this would be for the teen in your family, church, or small group. They (and their parents!) will thank you for it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Mark5 Stars Out Of 5right on, great bookOctober 13, 2017MarkQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was written for teens, but I believe you could drop "teens" from the title, as it would be a good book for adults too.....though some of the tips are definitely more for teens.
The book is well written in a style that should hold a teenager's attention, especially with it being divided up into tips. McKee addresses online safety, how to deal with cruelty, being careful about pictures, and even things like not being so involved in your phone that you get hurt or killed because you were not paying attention.
Social media is great, and the internet is a great and wonderful tool. However, it has its bad points and a dark side. Hopefully parents talk to their kids about these issues, but this book is a great tool to help discuss the dangers. I found it an interesting read, and the tips are right on and helpful. Definitely recommended.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.