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Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media's Effect on Children, and What to Do About It

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We’ve seen it everywhere, whether a suggestive Halloween costume for a young girl, or a t-shirt for a prepubescent boy that says “Chick Magnet,” or online advertising that is blatantly trying to manipulate kids. The fact is that advertisers and the media have targeted our children with wanton abandon. What effect does this media, whether through television, online, or ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Familius (first published March 4th 2014)
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Written by Bill Ratner, Parenting for the Digital Age takes a look at how the media targets children. It also discusses the impact technology has on children and offers solutions for parents. Published by Familius, the book talks openly about excessive screen time and the world of advertising.

If you were a kid growing up in the 80’s, you’ll recognize the author’s voice. Bill has done work for movie trailers, documentaries, video games, and television programs. He’s most famous for voicing the ca
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Bill Ratner
“Bill Ratner offers that rare and old-fashioned thing that no hand-held device will ever make obsolete: a good old-fashioned story…along with a valuable antidote for getting back to what matters most: human relationships.
--Joyce Maynard, author of Labor Day

"Author and voice actor Bill Ratner…made a career out of lending his voice to some of the most aggressive advertising powerhouses around. But Ratner is also a dad. And his lifetime of work in the industry make his perspective a useful one."
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