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Me, MySpace, and I: Parenting the Net Generation

3.15 of 5 stars 3.15  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Young people spend hours online each day online, and their abilities to multitask and communicate are often misunderstood by older generations. Dr. Larry Rosen offers a full overview of the various issues young people may experience in their online worlds (cyberbullying, addiction, sexuality, virtual friendships, and more) while at the same time challenging commonly held b ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 26th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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As a teacher, the thing that stood out most for me is the data on how much media is consumed by teenagers on a daily basis. "The best estimate (on how much time children and teens spend on digital media) is that media consumes six hours and twenty-one minutes a day, including television, Internet and computer use, music and video games. This means that in a seven day week, nearly forty five hours are devoted to the use of at least one form of media" (page 6). The implications on students and le ...more
Christina Connor
Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation by Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D. (2007) Reviewed by Christina Connor, ITS650 Emerging Technologies, Summer-1, 2011

In Me MySpace and I, Dr. Larry Rosen offers to parents and educators, alike, some excellent points and valuable insights about the role of social media in the life and development of today’s adolescent. Rather unexpectedly, he enthusiastically touts the value of social networking sites to the psychological development and social well-being of t
Chinarut Ruangchotvit
this is a great read whether or not you're a parent - the discussions on Internet safety have applications at just about any age level! it presents some great research & insight into particular trends around how the Internet has introduced a *cultural* shift we must embrace and not claim to understand. the book does a good job sharing how everything from socialization to multitasking to group dynamics is impacted and different from what some of us may be accustomed to. The book also emphasiz ...more
Heh, I took a class with the author, Dr. Rosen. So yes, I was forced to read it. Interesting data, but like the other poster said, after a while it got boring.
Very Informative book. I learned a lot from it and recommend it to parents of children who use the internet unsupervised and/or more than 3 hours per day.
If you're trying to figure out your kids, or your own, digital social behaviors this book is a great place to start.
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