Why do we need another book about technology? Maybe we don’t, but we do need a book about how technology influences young people.
Preteens and teenagers are looking to technology to meet their felt needs. Many feel secure with their tech tools—take them away and they don’t know who they are. Of course, technology is essential in today’s educational, vocational, and social cultures, but a good thing can be easily abused and preteens and teenagers are highly susceptible to this abuse.
Parents report their children are often angry, complain regularly, don’t know how to handle downtime, and are selfish. This book will inform and educate parents on how these and other character issues, attitudes, and beliefs are rooted in technology. Understanding the surprising connections will prepare them to discuss the dangers and traps of technology with their adolescents and implement strategies to connect with them.
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