Young people spend hours online each day online, and their abilities to
multitask and communicate are often misunderstood by older generations.
Dr. Larry Rosen offers a full overview of the various issues young
people may experience in their online worlds (cyberbullying, addiction,
sexuality, virtual friendships, and more) while at the same time
challenging commonly held beliefs that these communities are
damaging. Instead of using scare tactics, the book shows parents how to
be proactive and anticipate potential problems. With his extensive
background in both child development and the impact of technology, Dr.
Rosen uses down-to-earth explanations of sound psychological theory,
incorporates groundbreaking research, and shows parents and educators
how social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook can improve
adolescent socialization skills.