Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety.
I live in fear of the day that I hear those words spilling from the lips of one of my young daughters. When they begin to realize that society often cares more about what they look like instead of what they do, how they appear rather than who they are. That day may come sooner than I anticipate, too, because research shows that kids — not just teens, not just the stereotypical college students or middle-aged women — are developing eating disorders at rising rates.
Naked Reading was inspired by the author's ten-year-old granddaughter, whose frequent practice of spending time after a shower air-drying in the privacy of the bathroom, so she can continue reading an engrossing book, made Teri Lesesne curious about what makes some tweens avid readers while others elect not to read or become dormant readers. For teachers, the tween years can be the best and worst of times. Without help, many become middle and high school students who have stopped reading for pleasure, and only slog through what is assigned.
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Tweens don't want to read or be seen to be reading anything that seems too young. But some may not be ready for the sophisticated and challenging themes of teenage titles. Keep this balance in mind when developing your school library or class library collection.
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Headlines about young teens getting involved in cyberbullying, sexting, identity theft and online predator catastrophes practically populate the Internet. By all accounts, social media will continue to be a risk to inexperienced tweens, especially since kids are jumping on the social network bandwagon at younger and younger ages every year. The solution is for parents to become proactive instead of being reactive when it comes to their kids and social media.
For teachers, the tween years can be the best and worst of times. Without help, many become middle and high school students who have stopped reading for pleasure, and only slog through what is assigned. Teri draws on her extensive experience as a teacher and consultant to examine ways that educators can help interest kids in books and keep them reading during this crucial period.