As children are exposed to social media at younger and younger ages, seeing school friends and peers online all the time, parents are challenged with how to explain the risks and unintended, but very real, mental health and self esteem challenges caused by time spent on social media. .The story of Alice provides a whimsical way to teach children the importance of healthy in-real-life experiences without relying on social media for validation. It's important to note that delaying access to smart phones and social media well into high school or at least #waituntil8th is proven to have great preventative and protective benefits. Children and teens are unable to regulate their own social media time due to the addictive app designs and lack of self-regulation skills, this book in no way is meant to encourage social media use in young children.
In preparation of your child accessing the internet, this is essential reading for parents to prepare for the very real risks children face online. The Glass Between Us is a value-based guide for screen-driven challenges, filled with research, stories, interviews, practical tips, conversation starters and evidence-driven solutions to tackle the complexities of our teens’ digital lives:
This book presents a new framework that empowers teens to become digital pioneers charting new courses that lead them away from the exploitive side of the web and closer to the vision and purpose they desire for their lives. You will learn to inspire teens to place their core values at the forefront of their digital interactions, so choices online resemble who they are, rather than how they are told to behave.