Keeping Your Child Safe on Social Media: Five Easy Steps

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Orpen Press, Mar 9, 2017 - Family & Relationships - 125 pages
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Socialmedia is a huge part of young people's lives today, and understandably that cancause stress and worry for parents. We often worry about our children'sphysical safety online, their psychological well-being and their seeming needto remain 'plugged in' to feel good. From cyber-bullying to sexts and theprevalence of pornography online, your child faces many potential issues onlinethat can affect their emotional well-being.

In Keeping Your Child Safe on Social Media,Anne McCormack provides an easy five-step guide to supporting your child tostay safe and mentally healthy on social media, focusing on:

  • Understanding your child's psychological development
  • Developing an internal confidence source
  • Developing and maintaining secure attachment
  • Managing difficult emotions in a way that is safe
  • Knowing how to cope and stay safe if a crisis erupts online  

Usingcase studies and straightforward language, Anne McCormack demonstrates how tosupport our young people as they build resilience and mental fitness for thesocial media world. Keeping Your ChildSafe on Social Mediais for parents, teachers, youth workers and othersinvolved in the lives of young people. 

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About the author (2017)

Anne McCormack is a psychotherapist based in Dublin. With over 15 years' experience of working with families and young people, she is an expert on how social media has changed the landscape when it comes to parenting young people and helping them stay mentally well. Anne writes regularly for the Irish Times and Niall Breslin's mental health blog, A Lust for Life. She also has been published in the Irish Independent and is an experienced public speaker and has been interviewed many times on radio. She is keen to host in-shop events where the issues facing young people online can be discussed with parents. Anne would love to tie these talks in to the promotion and focus that will be given to Internet Safety Day which is scheduled for spring 2017.

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