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Me, MySpace, and I

Me, MySpace, and I

Parenting the Net Generation

Larry D. Rosen

St. Martin's Griffin


Trade Paperback
Young people spend hours online each day, and their abilities to multitask and communicate are often misunderstood by older generations. Dr. Larry Rosen offers a full overview of the various issues young people may experience in their online worlds (cyberbullying, addiction, sexuality, virtual friendships, and more) while at the same time challenging commonly held beliefs that these communities are damaging. Instead of using scare tactics, Me, MySpace, and I shows parents how to be proactive and anticipate potential problems. With his extensive background in both child development and the impact of technology, Dr. Rosen uses down-to-earth explanations of sound psychological theory, incorporates groundbreaking research, and shows parents and educators how social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook can improve adolescent socialization skills.


Praise for Me, MySpace, and I

“A must-read book for parents…Guided by extensive research, and presented in easy-to-read language and real-life examples, Dr. Rosen's book will enlighten parents…It helps bridge the generation divide between parents and their technologically literate kids.” —Scott Plunkett, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, California State University Northridge

“Dr. Rosen brings insights, humor, and a balanced approach to how parents can understand and deal with this particularly challenging phenomenon.” —Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director, Center for the Improvement of Child Caring

“Dr. Larry Rosen goes beyond the sensational headlines by providing original research on how young people are actually using Myspace. Me, Myspace, and I provides parents with a much needed voice in the debate over the role of social networking in the lives of today's totally wired teens.” —Anastasia Goodstein, author of Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online

“A timely and comprehensive look at the virtual world. Provides concrete answers to parents' pressing questions about social networking and how children live online. Written by one of the top authorities on the impact of technology, Me, Myspace, and I is a must read for all parents.” —Dr. Kimberly Young, author of Caught in the Net and Tangled in the Web

“Let's face it. We parents need all the help we can get to ensure that we can remain involved in our children's lives--especially their online lives. The better informed we are, the better we can do our jobs in protecting our children and making sure they have the skills and values to make good choices online. Larry Rosen brings his expertise as both a research psychologist and father together in this new book, Me, Myspace, and I. He provides great insight and excellent guidance.” —Nancy E. Willard, author of Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Make Safe and Responsible Choices Online

“Great Resource for parenting the Net Generation” —Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine

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About the author

Larry D. Rosen

Larry D. Rosen is a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills and is the co-author of Technostress. He is an international expert on the psychology of technology, writes for The National Psychologist, and has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, on Good Morning America, CNN, and more.

Larry D. Rosen Ph.D.

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