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Sideris Bastas and Effie N Christie have written this book with the 21st century parent in mind. Anyone with a teen needs to read this book.
The last forty years have seen many changes in technology, communication and the way our society interacts with one another. Radio, television, and computers have changed the way we think and how we raise our children. Today you have the internet, social websites, instant messaging and cellphones that carry the challenges of a technologically driven society. This book is designed to prepare parents for the inevitable and problematic issues that plague our twenty-first-century teenagers. Sideris and Effie have combined all the studies that are available on the various technologies and have broken them down into simple language that any parent can understand. Further, the studies are analyzed and conclusions are drawn regarding their effectiveness. Sideris Bastas and Effie Christie have written this book to educate parents and help them understand how their tech-savvy teens relate to the technology of this new age.
Imagine a world without computers, cellphones, I Pods
text messaging, emails or instant messaging. How would we cope if you had to travel to a designated street corner to phone someone or wait to go home to talk a friend on the phone. For a teenager it sounds like a nightmare scenario; however, most people who were raised in the fifties lived that type of lifestyle. Teenagers today have grown up in a world surrounded by technology. Seven in ten teens have a cell phone and six in ten have a computer at home.