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Parenting In The Age Of Facebook by Marzia Hassan – #AtoZChallenge Day 6

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Marzia Hassan

Book Blurb – Parenting In The Age Of Facebook by Marzia Hassan

Parenting in the Age of Facebook acknowledges the all-pervasive influence of the World Wide Web on the lives of children, and the quandaries parents find themselves in as a result. How much ‘net-time’ is enough? Are children safe on social media pages? What are the online dangers kids could encounter and how do parents counter these threats? By encouraging practical, proactive strategies—those that model the mindful use of technology, help nurture connections, and support children through healthy Internet-browsing techniques—this book encourages positive parenting in the age of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Book Review – Parenting In The Age Of Facebook by Marzia Hassan

How much and What! These have been the perpetual questions that the parents of the 90s kids asked themselves (and sometimes even us) with the advent of hundreds of channels on cable TV. The debate or rather the dilemma only got wider with internet becoming an integral part of our lives. And if there is one book by an Indian author, that will address all your doubts and put to rest any arguments regarding the impact of exposure media it is ‘Parenting in the Age of Facebook’ by Marzia Hassan.

The book is very thoughtfully divided into three parts –

Facing Reality – this part talks about the hard facts of the how integrally social media and other forms of media have become a significant part of our lives.

Assessing the Impact of Technology – It takes you on a fearfully detailed round up of the impact technology and social media are having on young kids and teenagers.

Steps to Thriving as a Family in the Digital Age – This section is a practical guide to steps that one can take as a parent and a family member to ensure that technology remains a significant part of our lives, but does not eat into the very value system of our existence and ruin everything.

What makes this book an intriguing read is the thorough research that the author Marzia Hassan has done to put together real life stories of how exposure to technology and social media presence are impact the psychic of kids as young as 7-8 years as well as teenagers. The impact has been analyzed in detail on fronts such as communication, relationships, self confidence, inner fears and most of all on self image (including weird insecurities and weider aspirations)

The part that discusses about how to be vigilant parents and raise protected and responsible kids is a step by step guide of do(s) and don’t(s). This portion very realistically also warns you against fronts where you as a parent are likely to slip and how to detect early signs of any influenced behavior.

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Roma April 6, 2019 at 7:53 am

I love the concept of this book and your review buddy

Mansi April 6, 2019 at 8:09 am

I am sure I am gonna gift this book to many. Your review was quite helpful. Teaching them to do in a responsible way is the key

Darshana Sarmah April 6, 2019 at 9:52 am

Your way of review writing compels me to go for the book.

kushal April 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Hey Anupriya, It’s definitely on my TBR now… The theme of the book is very relevant in the age when we ourselves are unsure about when and where to stop the digital invasion in our lives. This is really helpful…

Namratha April 6, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Need of the hour! Bookmarking for later

Abhijit April 6, 2019 at 1:44 pm

A very relevant post. It is a perpetual battle between parents and kids to get access to computer and net. On the pretext of studying kids acquire the computer then use it for other purpose – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. Snapchat. List is endless. Many a time parents are not even aware if a new social media site has cropped up and if their ward is in there. While internet has many positives, it is a nightmare for parents.

Shubhra Rastogi April 6, 2019 at 11:33 pm

It sounds like an interesting read!

Vartika Gakhar April 7, 2019 at 12:19 am

Looks like a relevant book in today’s hour. Thanks for sharing.

Vidhya April 7, 2019 at 1:10 am

A wonderful review! Love reading your posts

jhilmil April 7, 2019 at 7:38 am

Quite an important post, we all parents feel the pressure of right parenting in this digital age and need to have right approach as a parent.

Suhasini April 8, 2019 at 10:33 am

Loved your concept and the books sounds interesting too post your review

Pragnya Mishra April 9, 2019 at 5:06 pm

Protecting kids and adults in the age of social media are quite important. Another addition to my TBR


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