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The parent app : understanding families in the digital age

Author: Lynn Schofield Clark
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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Ninety-five percent of American kids have Internet access by age 11; the average number of texts a teenager sends each month is well over 3,000. More families report that technology makes life with children more challenging, not less, as parents today struggle with questions previous generations never faced: Is my thirteen-year-old responsible enough for a Facebook page? What will happen if I give my nine year-old a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Schofield Clark
ISBN: 9780199899616 0199899614 9780199377107 0199377103
OCLC Number: 778636772
Description: xx, 299 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: The parent app and the parent trap --
Digital and mobile media: Cautionary tales --
Risk, media, and parenting in a digital age --
Cyberbullying girls, helicopter moms, and internet predators --
Strict parents, gamer high school dropouts, and shunned overachievers --
Digital media and youth --
Identity 2.0: Young people and digital and mobile media --
Less advantaged teens, ethnicity, and digital and mobile media: Respect, restriction, and reversal --
Digital and mobile media and family communication --
Communication in families: Expressive empowerment and respectful connectedness --
How parents are mediating the media in middle-class and in less advantaged homes --
Media rich and time poor: The emotion work of parenting in a digital age --
Parenting in a digital age: The mediatization of family life and the need to act --
Appendix A: Methodology --
Appendix B: Parents, children, and the media landscape: Resources --
Appendix C: Family digital and mobile media agreement.
Responsibility: Lynn Schofield Clark.


New technologies offer new ways for families to connect, access ideas and entertainment, and manage the risks faced by children and teens, but they also bring more responsibilities, choices, and  Read more...
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The Parent App is an engaging read for both academics and parents. There is no contradiction in straddling these two worlds for Clark, who acknowledges that her own parenting conundrumssuch as the Read more...

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