Totally Wired

What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online

Anastasia Goodstein

St. Martin's Griffin

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"A must read for parents (and future parents) of teenagers. Consider Anastasia Goodstein as the daughter you totally 'get' - explaining all the behaviors of the daughter you totally don't 'get.' Consider this a parent/teen dictionary. Brilliant and lifesaving!"
- Atoosa Rubenstein, former editor in chief of Seventeen magazine
 
"Totally Wired is both an awakening and a comfort for adults who feel lost in the infinite alleys of cyberspace. Goodstein gives it to us straight - honestly examining the threats to kids, but also including fresh insights into the positive ways young people use the wired world in their lives."
- Joe Kelly, president of Dads & Daughters and author of Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your Daughter
 
Hooking up via MySpace, bullying on a blog. Using a cell phone as a tracking device? Clearly, being a teen today isn't the same as it used to be. So what are LiveJournal, Xanga, Facebook, and MySpace, and what exactly are teens doing on these sites?
 
Totally Wired is the first inside guide to what teens are really doing on the Internet and with technology today. Author Anastasia Goodstein creates an informative and accessible guide that covers topics such as social networking, blogging, cyberbullying, and much, much more.
 
Including interviews with a cross section of industry professionals and teenagers, and loaded with fascinating statistics and revealing anecdotes, Totally Wired is the first guide that explains to parents in easy-to-understand terms what kids are really up to online, and arms parents with the knowledge they need to promote Internet safety.

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Chapter One

Meet a Totally Wired Teen

A Day in the Life of a Totally Wired Teen

Many of us remember watching the space-age cartoon The Jetsons and collectively dreaming about what the future would look like. While today’s teens are not driving flying cars (yet) or studying cyborg biology and astromathematics, they would probably relate well to Judy, the Jetsons’ teenage daughter. Just as Judy revealed every secret to her digital diary, or DiDi, and lived by the directions of her microprocessor personal organizer, today’s teens are totally wired.

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Anastasia Goodstein

Anastasia Goodstein is the creator of Ypulse, a blog that provides daily news and commentary about Generation Y for media and marketing. As a journalist, Anastasia has worked with several leading consumer magazines, online sites and network television brands including Teen People, Entertainment Weekly, Cartoon Network, Oxygen TV, Current TV and AOL.

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Totally Wired
What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online
Anastasia Goodstein

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312360122
ISBN10: 0312360126
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$16.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2007
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ISBN: 9781429955645
ISBN10: 1429955643
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$7.99
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