The authoritative guide to the online world by the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends.
From the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends comes The Teenage Guide to Life Online, a balanced look at what happens to us all – young and old – when we spend time on the internet. Nicola Morgan explores the pros and cons of life in the Digital Age, from the information explosion to the growth of social media. Opening with a brief history of the web she then explores hot topics like fake news and online privacy, and draws on fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the internet and screen-use affect our ability to concentrate, our mood and sleep patterns. This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.
Nicola Morgan has written over a hundred books. Her previous titles for Walker include The Teenage Guide to Stress, winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges’ and readers’ awards, Blame My Brain, which was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science, The Teenage Guide to Friends and the novel Wasted, which won the Scottish Children's Book Award and other awards and shortlistings. Nicola speaks in schools and at conferences all over the world about issues concerning teenagers and creates original resources for teachers. She is a former dyslexia specialist and is an Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland. Visit Nicola's website at www.nicolamorgan.com.
Written in an engaging and chatty style with short chapters that are easy to dip in and out of, the advice offered is practical and achieveable, and Morgan never preaches or talks down to her audience.