A practical, hands-on guide to the internet, designed to help children become digitally confident and responsible
The perfect guide for kids learning to navigate the online world enjoyably and safely
The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with rules and responsibilities. Digital 101 will help children aged 6+ to navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication through a series of scenarios, from learning how to set a strong password to how to deal with trolls, and most importantly, knowing when it's time to step away from the screen and enjoy the real world all around us.
Chapter 1: Becoming a digital citizen: the basics/What is digital citizenship?/Connect, collect & communicate/Trusted help/Passwords & passcodes/Protecting personal details/Chapter 2: Welcome to the web/ A world of websites/Cyber searching/Social society/My networks/Hobbies and interests/Gaming groups/Explaining the world/Chapter 3: Good netiquette/Netiquette/To share or not share?/ Phone etiquette/ Messaging aware/Chapter 4: Protecting your device/Digital maintenance/Pop-ups and pitfalls/Viruses and malware/The latest thing/Chapter 5: Protecting yourself and others/Cyber strangers/Cyber criminals/Online shopping/Spot the [fake] news/Free speech/Digital law/Original online workI/Illegal downloads/Chapter 6: Looking after your mindApp attack/Online addiction/Social media and self-image/Avoiding adverts/Being boys and girls/Cyberbullying and trolls/Bystanding/Information invasion/Chapter 7: Looking after your body/Prepare to prevent pain/Stretch, don't strain/Digital training/I'm in trouble/Chapter 8: A digital world for everybody/Uniting online/Educating the world/Access for all/Digital detox/Glossary/Index and useful websites and helplines
Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.