“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 capital? Young people have to be recognized as valid/valued contributors, whilst youth practitioners need to facilitate examples to enhance/nurture opportunities to contribute. This book sees…

A Parent’s Guide to the iPad Nick Vandome – 2012 (In Easy Steps) #DigitalParenting

Contents: Quick Tips Your Child Needs an iPad Getting to Know the iPad iPad Security Apps and the App Store Educational Apps iPad for Productivity Photos & Videos Music, Games & More Communicating Sharing with the iPad Index Ideal to encourage children to use the device as it allows them  to communicate, study & play in one go.  Kids will enjoy using the iPad on their own. "However, you should try and ensure that it…

Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, and More Terry Burrows – 2011 (Carlton) #DigitalParenting

The second edition of a very practical book, as the author seeks to update a four-year old text, encouraging people to get the most of out of their time online (all ages). Since the last edition the Cloud has become significant, as has changing trends in a willingness to use e-content and not just hard-content (whilst companies work out how to charge us for that). The web is central to our everyday experience and has…