The Teen's Guide to Social Media... and Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more than twenty books, including The Bullying Breakthrough, The Teen's Guide to Social Media. . .and Mobile Devices, and The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over twenty years of youth-ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. For more from Jonathan, go to BecomingScreenWise.com or follow him on Twitter.com/InJonathansHead.
“Today’s technology has real benefits—and real dangers. We can instantly access virtually anything. Unfortunately, that also makes it easier than ever to make a misstep that can change the course of our lives. Jonathan McKee understands the pros and cons of social media, and he offers wise biblical guidance to teens and parents for how to stay safe in this challenging environment.”
—Jim Daly, President – Focus on the Family
"This book is so practical! It will definitely be a gift we will give our son when he gets his first device! With a practical question guide, this is a book you can even read with your teenager. From Selfies to Snapchat Jonathan also does a great job of peppering in the truth of the Bible and its timeless advice that can be applied even to our Social Media Culture."
—Maggie John, Co-Host, Senior Executive Producer, 100 Huntley Street
“Jonathan McKee gets that social media for teenagers is not social media: it is just life! In this excellent book, he delves into a topic important to BOTH teens and parents and lays out clear principles for smart online behavior. He doesn’t vilify or glorify technology, but instead offers a balanced view on how best to live in a connected world.”
—Shaunti Feldhahn, Social Researcher and Best-Selling Author of For Women Only and For Parents Only
"It's no secret our lives are dominated by technology. This brings great opportunity but also some potential pitfalls. The Teen's Guide to Social Media is now my favorite book for helping young people wisely navigate social media. In fact, it's helpful for anyone who uses social media. I could not recommend it more highly."
—Sean McDowell, Ph.D., Biola University professor, speaker, and author of over fifteen books including A New Kind of Apologist
"To be honest, I struggled to get through the advanced copy of this book because my teenage sons kept taking it. My boys appreciate Jonathan's candid, comedic, and challenging approach and insist on reading everything he writes. The humor, tips, and wisdom that Jonathan shares here are exactly what young people need and want to hear. Don't let your kid have a mobile device without a copy of this book."
—Pete Sutton, Student Ministry Pastor of Christ Community
"McKee's best yet. This book will most definitely be the new 'phone contract' today's parents use to engage their kids in meaningful conversation about their use of technology. Required reading for any teenager."
—Doug Fields, Author of Speaking to Teenagers and 7 Ways to Be Her Hero
“In a world where most young people underestimate how distracting their mobile devices are becoming, Jonathan provides wise council and compelling stories inspiring us to pause and think. . .which is exactly what we need to do more often.”
—Curt Steinhorst, Author of Can I Have Your Attention?
“Jonathan McKee is one of the finest experts I know in the area of teen culture and social media. This a most helpful, practical, and enlightening book on media and mobile devices. I love the discussion questions at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend it.”
—Jim Burns, PhD
Author of The Purity Code and Confident Parenting
“As a parent, a grandparent, and a guy who checks the device in my pocket a little too often on any given day, I found this book eye-opening. . .and a little frightening. This is a must-read for young people before they get their own devices.”
—Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic, Author, Speaker
“If your child knows how to swipe a device, then you need this book. Filled with down-to-earth wisdom and humor, The Teen's Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices talks straight to kids at their level, helping them draw their own conclusions about what's smart and what's not. With a tween in my house who keeps begging for an iPhone, this book hit my desk at just the right time. Thank you, Jonathan McKee, for an insightful social media guide that parents and kids can rally behind!”
—Becky Kopitzke, Author of The SuperMom Myth: Conquering the Dirty Villains of Motherhood
“Jonathan McKee’s, The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices, is a must-read for parents of teens. What you don’t know will hurt. . .them. Jonathan has a brilliant way of balancing facts, theory, practical helps, and humor all at once. If you want to get the most up-to-date information in a manner you can understand, this book is for you.”
—Lance C. Hahn, Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Christian Church, Speaker, Professor, Teacher, and Author of How to Live in Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out and The Master’s Mind: The Art of Reshaping Your Thoughts.
“I’m not only endorsing this book, but immediately buying three copies to give to the teenagers in my home. You should, too!”
—Josh Griffin, Co-founder DownloadYouthMinistry.com & 20+yr youth ministry veteran
“Face it: most teens are riding the wave of high-tech gadgets—surfing, emailing, texting, tweeting. But with each tap on an app or click of a mouse, you’re vulnerable to all kinds of bad stuff. You need a guide. This book is it. Jonathan’s 21 tips can save your life. Really!”
—Michael Ross, Author of the unofficial Minecraft guide Building Faith Block by Block