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Teen Life Confidential: Texts, Tweets, Trolls and Teens

Anita Naik

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Teen Life Confidential, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 12 years, Prose: non-fiction, Health & safety aspects of IT, Internet: general works , Educational: Personal, social & health education (, Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-es

Teen troubles are tricky to solve but help is at hand with this fantastic Teen Life Confidential Guide. Written for teenagers, they give invaluable advice about difficult issues. Texts, Tweets, Trolls & Teens looks at the world of social networking - how to assess your own behaviour, stay safe online and what to do when things go wrong online.

The online world is a whirl of texts, tweets, trolls, teens and more - but how do you stay safe in this fast-paced online world? Teen Life Confidential is here to help with this guide to safe social networking.

New technology, amazing apps and an array of social networks make the digital world an exciting place to be. But it can also be a worrying world of anxiety, stress, and another route for bullies to use. Written by experienced author Anita Naik, this title explores all aspects of a teenager's online life, from simple texting behaviour to how to deal with the negative side. We look at how young people use tech, what is social media, the issues of privacy, and the negatives of online life.

Includes 'The 10 Ways to Stay Safe Online' checklist.

Each section is accompanied by quotes from teenagers to give examples of real-life problems that teenagers experience every day. We also feature quizzes to help readers to assess their own behaviour and work out what their tech style is.

- Chapter One: How are You Using Tech? looks at what teens are doing online and when.
- Chapter Two: Texting Teens takes a look at the phenomenon of messaging; teens are at it all the time, so what's it all about?
- Chapter Three: Social Media looks at what teens are doing on social media, the problems of social media, and encourages teenagers to think about what they are posting.
- Chapter Four: Privacy Issues takes a look at the privacy controls available to teens, and how and why they should be used.
- Chapter Five: The Dark Side talks to teens about the side of online life that is unsafe, including trolls and trolling, cyberbullying, grooming and illegal activity and content, giving advice on how to avoid them and how to deal with situations that can become frightening and stressful.
- Also included is a Help Section that gives details of places to go for further help and guidance, and a glossary explains specific terms to readers.

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Anita Naik

Anita Naik is a freelance journalist who has written for magazines including GLAMOUR and RED. She was the agony aunt on JUST 17 and the health columnist on CLOSER magazine. She is currently an editor on the Dove Campaign For Real Beauty website, writing about self-esteem issues for teenage girls and their mothers.

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