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Digital Life Skills for Youth: A Guide for Parents, Guardians, and Educators

by Angela Crocker Self-Counsel Press
Pub Date:
09/2019
ISBN:
9781770403147
Format:
Pbk 152 pages
Price:
AU$26.99 NZ$28.69
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- A child can't make tea if you don't teach them how to boil water.
- A child can't walk to school alone unless we teach them to safely cross the road.
- A child can't read unless we teach them the alphabet.
- A child can't swim unless we teach them to float.

Digital skills are foundational too.

In this digital age, how do you protect kids on the Internet? Things have changed so much in the last few years. Dangers lie in social media and within apps. The use of these tools runs the risk of safety loss/cyberbullying, addiction, and a loss of personal connection and community.

The thing is, we need to live in the new reality and teach our kids how to do that too. This book teaches skills for living online and with technology; digital life skills for parents and educators to use to help kids. It covers:

- Document management
- Version control
- Malware
- Cyberbullying resistance
- Digital etiquette
- Gaming and avoiding addiction

This book identifies current problems and offers real-world solutions and guidance.

The author has an imminent qualification in education technology (M.Ed.). She writes with authority about the realities for teachers in the classroom, the technology demands of curriculum, the conflicts with parents' expectations, and the affordances of technology that do good! Add to that her Mom/Auntie experiences with kids and technology and she speaks not only as an expert, but from the heart.

1. Dedication /Acknowledgements
2. Introduction
2.1. For Parents
2.2. For Teachers
2.3. Multiple intelligences
3. Digital citizenship
3.1. Acceptable behavior
3.2. Self-regulation
3.3. Empathy and understanding
3.4. Digital privilege contracts
4. Who Am I?
4.1. Online Personas
4.2. Reputation Management
4.3. Privacy
4.4. Identity theft
5. Social skills
5.1. Being a good person
5.2. School, parties, and social events
5.3. Location tracking
5.4. Dealing with cyberbullying
6. Study skills
6.1. Searching the web
6.2. Identifying bias and fake news
6.3. Time management
6.4. Productivity
6.5. Learning experiences
7. Business skills
7.1. Organizing information
7.2. Online banking
7.3. Correspondence
7.4. Content creation
8. Safety skills
8.1. Digital Responsibility
8.2. Cyberbullying defense
8.3. Navigating nudity
8.4. Legal obligations
9. Conclusion

Angela Crocker, MEd, has been described as a pioneer of ethical social media, a business-savvy digital goddess, and an information organizing superhero. She's also been called the Ann Landers of the online world, making sense of the sometimes confusing and perilous digital domain. A thought leader on digital life skills, Angela works as an author, speaker, and instructor to help individuals and businesses navigate the issues, challenges, and joys of living a digital life. From building online communities to digital decluttering, education technology to digital legacy, Angela's reality-based wisdom is much sought after. She holds a Master of Education degree from Simon Fraser University with a focus on education technology and learning design and is a School of Business faculty member at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver. Digital Life Skills for Youth will be her sixth book.