Anastasia Goodstein on Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online.
MySpace, Facebook, Xanga, Live Journal, Ning - foreign and frightening to some parents, tremendously popular and patronized by teens - online social networks are at an all-time high and show no signs of losing favor. Inspired by her daily blogging about teens and youth on YPulse and extensive interviews with teens, teachers and parents, Anastasia Goodstein arms adults with the language and knowledge they need to understand how teens are really using the internet, showing them when to set boundaries, and when to just relax.
"Totally Wired" is a voice of reason amidst panic, and will open the eyes of concerned adults everywhere. Come learn which sites are appropriate for each age group and ways to monitor or block children from accessing certain sites; the ins and outs of online social networking and journaling; how to handle cyber bullying, the difference between healthy, harmless internet usage and potential dangers, and how to better talk to kids about the internet- Cody's Books
Goodstein is an award-winning blogger and often-quoted expert on American tweens, teens and early twenty-somethings. Ypulse reaches a highly influential audience of agency, brand and media executives as well as social marketers trying to reach youth.
The blog has been featured in several leading publications including USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes and Fast Company. Goodstein was one of the first graduates of the Medill School of Journalism's new media program at Northwestern University where she earned an MSJ. Goodstein just completed a book about teens and technology called Totally Wired.