Book Review: The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices
The Teen's Guide to Social Media... and Mobile Devices
21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World
by Jonathan McKee
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Shiloh Run Press
Christian , Teens & YA
Pub Date 01 Oct 2017
I am reviewing a copy of The Teen’s Guide to Social Media...and Mobile Devices through Barbour Publishing and Netgalley:
This book will help teens navigate the digital world with humorous and honest tips. While reminding parents that children as a general rule should not be allowed to open social media accounts until their thirteen, and that those rules are put into their play for safety. With tips like love the people you are with, check your privacy settings, we are reminded too that we often complain about things until they end up saving us. Teens are reminded too that nothing they post is temporary, advise like live your life in a way that no one can accuse you, is also brought into play. And the author goes on to remind of the long lasting affect of porn, and the importance of steering clear from such actions.
The readers are reminded of the importance of seeking out mentors, as well as being reminded that anonymity in social media is a myth. The readers are reminded too of the importance of not talking to strangers, even the danger of to many selfies is brought up.
The importance of knowing the app you are using is also brought up. We learn that Snapchat was actually created under the guise “the best way to sext”. We are reminded too that Snapchat pictures do not always dissapear. This does not necessarily mean Snapchat is bad, it can be a tool used for good. Teens are reminded too of the importance of keeping an eye on their screen time, and not to overdo it. They are also encouraged to frequent tech free zones. Teens are even encouraged to friend their parents on social media.
The author goes on to encourage teens to dissect their entertainment media. Teens and everyone else really is reminded to think before they post. We are encouraged too to crush cruelty and criticism. We are reminded too of the dangers of distraction, including the deadly danger of texting while driving. The importance of not letting social media interfere with sleep is also brought up, along with the negative effect it can have on a students grades. As well as the importance of being aware of your surroundings.
I give The Teens Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices five out of five stars!