Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones by Emma Sadlier & Lizzie Harrison
A Teenager's Online Survival Guide
Flirting, boasting, gossiping, teasing, hanging out, confessing: all that classic teen stuff has always happened ... It’s just that it used to happen behind the bike sheds, or via tightly folded notes pressed urgently into sweating hands in the corridor between lessons. Social networking sites and mobile phones have simply facilitated the whole business, a gadzillion times over .’ – John Henley, in an article in The Guardian
As a teenager in today’s crazy online world, you may think you’ve got it all sussed out. But even you don’t know about all the legal pitfalls, hidden dangers and future implications of what you do, see and post online.
Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones is the book every teenager (and their parents) should read. It covers all of the major issues teenagers face in the digital age, including cyberbullying, sexting, addiction, internet safety, porn, anxiety, depression, privacy and reputation, and does so within a South African context. Accessible, informative and even fun, this book will help guide you to a happy, rewarding and, most importantly, safe online life.
Upon reading Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones, one 17-year-old remarked: ‘I feel I need to say thank you for this. It talks about the stuff I deal with every single day.’
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