Mar 152016
 
Managing Your Family's High-Tech Habits

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Managing Your Family’s High-Tech Habits:
From Video-Games to the Dark Side of the Web

Most families are riding the wave of high-tech gadgets, rarely considering its negative consequences: increased stress, “connected isolation,” loneliness, bad habits and behaviors, and dangerous addictions. Managing Your Family’s High-Tech Habits helps you sort through the promise and the pitfalls of virtual living, showing you how to navigate social media choices and set healthy boundaries. Various chapters address hot-button issues: why boys get hooked on video games; why our daughters practically “live” on their cell phones; what to do when families are caught in the dark side of the web.

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Hott Review:

Managing Your Family’s High Tech Habits is a very interesting guide to help you to navigate technology usage with very basic common sense ideas and suggestions. Personally, I was disappointed in the helpfulness of this guidebook. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Managing Your Family’s High Tech Habits and the research and facts it outlines are helpful but I didn’t learn anything to help me to manage my family’s high-tech habits.
If you need facts and basic suggestions – like there shouldn’t be screens in the kids rooms – this is the book for you. But if you’re looking for real answers on dealing with helping your family avoid the perils of the dark side of the Internet you’ll need to keep looking.
The most helpful part of Managing Your Family’s High Tech Habits is the assessment to see how tied you are to media & tech.
The suggestions seemed to be more focused on people who use or are addicted to gaming or porn. Yes, they mention other forms of media but they’re not the focus. Even then there aren’t many suggestions on how to manage your family — just yourself.
At times felt like it was an advertisement for their GoTandem app, which upon investigation seems to be very much like YouVersion but possibly with more personalized content suggestions.

** I did borrow Managing Your Family’s High-Tech Habits from NetGalley but purchased it prior to reading it & used my kindle copy to review.

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Author: Arnie Cole, Pam Ovwigho, & Michael Ross
Source: Purchased from Amazon February 18, 2016
Publisher & Date: June 1st 2015 by GoTandem
Genre: Christian Non Fiction, Technology, Parenting
ISBN: 1630583731 (ISBN13: 9781630583736)
Pages: 192
Grade: B

 

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