The Parent’s Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media, Shawn Marie Edgington, Brown Books, 2011 #DigitalParenting

The foreword to this book was written by Megan Meier's mum, the teenager who killed herself after cyber-bullying on MySpace. The author (a risk manager), who has set up the Cyber Safety Academy, watched her own daughter harassed online for months without knowing what to do. Despite the experiences of…

Delivering Good Youth Work: A Working Guide to Surviving and Thriving Gina Ingram and Jean Harris – 2001 (Russell House Publishing) #DigitalParenting

An overview of what life looks like for young people now: Parents are more risk-averse, children have a more limited experience of life. So how do children gain natural independence – now programmes required to be developed to allow first steps to be taken safely. Emotional development – less stable/incomplete…

“Social Capital and Young People” – Thilo Boeck (pp88-103), in Jason Wood & Jean Hine Work With Young People – 2009 (Sage) #DigitalParenting

Social capital is seen as a social resource that can give access to opportunities in education, the labour market, and can lead to collective efficacy. It is thus often seen as matched to policy concerns. (p88) This chapter questions whether social networks are a part of this system for social…