Review: It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Last month, I talked about iRules as an essential text for any parent or anyone who works with youth and looks to mentor them with social media. Well, Boyd's book is a counterpart iRules. Where iRules provides a first-hand account that explores how a parent can navigate challenging conversations with youth, Boyd's text provides a much wider and research-oriented context from teens' points of view about what they are doing and why. Boyd does well in swimming through the misinformation, the fear-speak, and the generational differences to help understand what is really going on. It's a solid read for anyone who wants to better understand that our youth are not lost and destined fro disaster.

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