When CNN and FOX News asked Vicki Courtney to discuss child safety and
the Internet on-air last summer, the best-selling author who is popular among
both teenagers and parents knew this urgent issue had to become the core
topic of her next book.
For sure, gone are the days when kids were safe just as long as they were at
home and under your nose. Today’s children can access the world from a
growing number of portable gadgets, and depending on what they do with
this ability, could potentially invite a world of danger into their lives.
Logged On and Tuned Out is a timely wake-up call to low-tech (tuned out)
parents whose high-tech (logged on) kids use modern computer and cell
phone technology like second nature. In simple language, moms and dads
overwhelmed by today’s digital world will learn the imperative basics and
checkpoints of Instant Messaging, text messaging, social networking Web sites
(MySpace, Facebook), chat rooms, and photo and video uploading. The book
even has its own related Web site where parents can download online safety
contracts, get updated information about safety filters, and more.