By Wendi Finn
Illustrated by Kari Shakely
Paperback: 26 pages – ages 10+
Published by CreateSpace on August 6, 2013
Taken from Amazon’s description –
“In May of 2013 the Huffington Post reported teens send and receive over one hundred text messages per day. It is said 94% of teenagers are using social media. Finally a tool has been developed to educate our young users of technology in appropriate on-line habits and security best practice. “
This book is a guide to Internet safety for kids and adults. It covers a variety of topics from emails to Facebook to video chats. It explains a topic and then has a “Do It Yourself” section that kids fill out and parents and teachers can use to talk about it with kids.
When I got the review request for this book, my to be reviewed list was actually already filled (my parents limit the number of books I can accept so I don’t have too much to do). I was about to email that I couldn’t review this book but my mom took one look at the title and said “Oh, you are so reviewing that book.” 🙂 My parents are very big about online security and they talk to me about it a lot. When I went through this workbook, I learned even more. I never heard of “phishing” before. In fact one of my friend’s mom was at our house and she saw the workbook sitting on the table. She picked it up and paged through it. I told her I was reviewing it and that it is a workbook for kids. She told me there was stuff in it that she didn’t know about! Ms. Finn is the perfect expert to write this book because she works in the technology security field and she has kids. There isn’t an age listed for this book but I think it is 10+ (when most kids really start using the Internet). I like the illustrations in the workbook. I think it makes it more kid-friendly.