Social networking is now an entrenched activity for nearly every teen in the country. A recent study showed that nearly 75% of American teens use an online social network, a percentage that continues to rise. Librarians, such as the author herself, are often asked by young adults for help and advice on social networking, but teens also turn to their friends for information, which can be inaccurate or incomplete.
Social Networking: The Ultimate Teen Guide helps young adults make the most of their online experience, giving them a complete understanding of social networking while also addressing online safety. Author Jennifer Obee helps teens navigate through the challenging intricacies of social networks, covering such topics as:
With quotes from teenagers about their favorite sites and personal stories, Social Networking is the perfect resource for teens trying to gain a better understanding of the vast online world.
About the Author
Jennifer Obee is the teen services librarian for the Standley Lake Public Library of the Jefferson County Public Library system (Colorado). She has served as the chair of the Teen Advocates Round Table, a committee of teen services librarians, and is part of a Teen Advisory Board for librarians. Obee is currently a part of the Colorado Teen Literature Conference planning committee and the Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award planning committee. She has contributed to books, articles, and bibliographies, including More Than MySpace (2009) and The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature (2005).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: This Ain’t Your Parents' Internet
Chapter 2: Stay Safe and Be Smart
Chapter 3: Stick up for Yourself: Cyberbullying
Chapter 4: If You're Friendly and You Know It: Keeping up with Friends
Chapter 5: Other Ways to Socialize With Friends Online
Chapter 6: The Mobile World
Chapter 7: How to Save the World
Chapter 8: Home-made Movies: Manage your Videos
Chapter 9: Attune to the Tunes: Managing your Music
Chapter 10: Say Cheese!: Manage your Photos
Chapter 11: Love Them, May as Well Follow Them: Celebrities
Chapter 12: Get those A's: Doing School
Chapter 13: Have Fun, Play Games, Avoid Boredom
Chapter 14: Kicking the Habit: When and How to Quit
Chapter 15: The Internet: The Final Frontier?
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