Teens Overshare Personal Information

August 28, 2013


Talking Back to Facebook“With 75 percent of teenagers including some type of personal information on their social media profiles, it’s clear that they don’t understand the potential danger of over-sharing,” said Hilary Schneider, president of Lifelock.  “As parents we need to engage in regular conversations with our teens about online behavior and set boundaries.”

Want to know how to help your children to teens set online boundaries and protect themselves? We recommend two important books: Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age and Safe Kids, Smart Parents.

Be prepared for a big wake-up call from Talking Back to Facebook by Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media. In this essential book, Steyer — a frequent commentator on national TV and radio — offers an engaging blend of straightforward advice and anecdotes that address what he calls “RAP,” the major pitfalls relating to kids’ use of media and technology:

  • Relationship issues
  • Attention/Addiction problems
  • Lack of Privacy

Instead of shielding children completely from online images and messages, Steyer’s practical approach gives parents essential tools to help filter content, preserve good relationships with their children, and make common-sense, value-driven judgments for kids of all ages.

In Safe Kids, Smart Parents, written by Jaycee Dugard’s personal therapist and psychologist, Rebecca Bailey, parents learn what they should tell their children and when; practical steps they can take to reduce the risks and keep their kids safe. Safe Kids, Smart Parents builds on Dr. Bailey’s years of experience as a family psychologist helping real families deal with real situations. From abduction to abuse, Bailey explains how parents can speak to their kids about troubling topics while building their self-esteem and teaching them how to protect themselves. Dr. Bailey leads Transitioning Families, an organization with innovative and effective methods of assisting families through a variety of life transitions.

Start the school year off by doing more than buying school supplies and new school clothes. Prepare yourself and your children with the information contained in these two books, available at a special “Start the School Year Right” special pricing at UnhookedBooks.com.

About Unhooked Books
Unhooked Books is the one place for people to find the best and most current information and resources available on personality disorders, high-conflict personalities, divorce, parenting, co-parenting, living healthy, eating healthy, and managing your life. Founder & CEO, Megan Hunter, established one place for people in any type of relationship to find tools to enhance relationships, prevent relationship disaster and handle relationship transition. Her firm belief is that with just a little education, most people can resolve most relationship issues.

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