After reading this book, I now feel much more enlightened as to both the benefits and the possible consequences of the sometimes murky side of social media. Being both a Mother and Grandmother it really helps understanding what young teens of today can be up against. I have seen for myself the evidence of what Dr Adam describes in length, mental health issues social media can show in their behaviour and self esteem. Thus, pressuring victims onto a self destructive path, that is not only hard to change direction but the necessity to offer beneficial alternatives to being locked into social media on a constant daily basis. This subject has been thoroughly researched and covers all aspects of adolescent behaviour. I therefore strongly recommend this book for parents, grandparents, teachers and carers of young people as a must read!
C M Bryant, (Amazon January 2022)
Being a Grandma, I found this book to be an education in what young people, in today's world, have to cope with. Bombarded on all sides with the effects of social media on their lives. Thereby making their teenage years a trickier path to find their way safely through than I did during my teenage years. Dr Steph Adam's format makes the various subject matters clear to follow. The sources are mentioned where it is relevant as well as among the references at the back of the book making it easier to follow up if needed. The subject matters are covered in depth along with advice to parents on how to help their children as they navigate the various pitfalls in their teenage years. It is a book not only interesting to read but also a book of reference when required. I fully recommend this book.
Pamela Mary Simpson, (Amazon January 2022)
This is a helpful introduction to today’s digital world and the impact of social media on young people - both the positives and negatives. The book is accessible, well written and backed by solid academic research. It’s going to be helpful to parents and young people as well, but will also be a valuable resource for teachers and other professionals. Most importantly the book includes extensive practical suggestions on how to deal with a wide range of issues, which can only be empowering”.
Mike, (Amazon October 2022)