Young people spend hours online each day online, and their abilities to multitask and communicate are often misunderstood by older generations. Dr. Larry Rosen offers a full overview of the various issues young people may experience in their online worlds (cyberbullying, addiction, sexuality, virtual friendships, and more) while at the same time challenging commonly held beliefs that these communities are damaging. Instead of using scare tactics, the book shows parents how to be proactive and anticipate potential problems. With his extensive background in both child development and the impact of technology, Dr. Rosen uses down-to-earth explanations of sound psychological theory, incorporates groundbreaking research, and shows parents and educators how social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook can improve adolescent socialization skills.
Reviews of Me, MySpace and I
“Dr. Larry Rosen goes beyond the sensational headlines by providing original research on how young people are actually using MySpace. Me, MySpace, and I provides parents with a much needed voice in the debate over the role of social networking in the lives of today’s totally wired teens.” - Anastasia Goodstein, author of Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online
“Rosen brings his expertise as both a research psychologist and father together in this new book, Me. MySpace, and l. He provides great insight and excellent guidance.” - Nancy E. Willard, author of Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People learn to Make Safe and Responsible Choices Online
“A must read book for parents … Guided by extensive research, presented in easy-to-read language and offering real-life examples, Dr. Rosen’s book will enlighten parents. It helps bridge the generation divide between parents and their technologically literate kids.” - Scott Plunkett, Ph.D., Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, California State University Northridge
“Dr. Rosen brings insights, humor, and a balanced approach to how parents can understand and deal with this particularly challenging phenomenon. An enjoyable, authoritative, and practical book for today’s parents!” - Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D. Founder and Executive Director, Center for the Improvement of Child Caring
“Dr. Rosen’s book is a very timely and comprehensive look at the virtual world. Me, MySpace, and I is groundbreaking and presents important issues for children and their parents coping in today’s technological world. It is a practical handbook for parents and provides concrete answers to their most pressing questions about social networking and how children live online. Written by one of the top authorities on the impact of technology and combining theory, research, and common sense advice in easy-to-read language, Me, MySpace, and I is a must read for all parents.” - Dr. Kimberly Young, author of Caught in the Net and Tangled in the Web and director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery