Friday, October 13, 2017

The Teen's Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices by Jonathan McKee

Book description:

Ever regret something you’ve posted?
Honestly? How smart are you being when it comes to streaming, messaging, gaming, commenting. . .?

 The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices will help you navigate the digital world with 21 refreshingly honest and humorous tips that will not only inform, but that also just might change the way you think about your social media interaction.

     21 real-life tips including. . .
Know the app before you snap.
Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want Grandma, your boss, and Jesus seeing! (Jesus is on Insta, you know!)
Peek at your privacy settings. . .so you know who’s peeking at you.
Take more “selflessies.”
Press pause before you post.

. . .and many more will provide just the information you need to post wisely in an insecure world.

My review:

 This book was written for teens, but I believe you could drop "teens" from the title, as it would be a good book for adults too.....though some of the tips are definitely more for teens.

 The book is well written in a style that should hold a teenager's attention, especially with it being divided up into tips. McKee addresses online safety, how to deal with cruelty, being careful about pictures, and even things like not being so involved in your phone that you get hurt or killed because you were not paying attention.

 Social media is great, and the internet is a great and wonderful tool. However, it has its bad points and a dark side. Hopefully parents talk to their kids about these issues, but this book is a great tool to help discuss the dangers. I found it an interesting read, and the tips are right on and helpful. Definitely recommended.

 I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

 About the author:

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new IF I HAD A PARENTING DO OVER; 52 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE OBSESSED KID; and the Amazon "Best Seller," THE GUY'S GUIDE TO GOD, GIRLS AND THE PHONE IN YOUR POCKET. With over 20 years youth ministry experience, Jonathan speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. You can follow Jonathan on his blog at, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife, Lori, and their three kids live in California.

The Teen's Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices is available from Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Books.

Thanks to Barbour for the review copy.