New to the Children’s Room…

…in our Parenting section of the Children’s Room, Born Digital: understanding the first generation of digital natives by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser.   book cover of Born Digital

The Library Journal review states:

“Palfrey (law & executive director, Berkmam Ctr. for Internet & Society, Harvard Law Sch.) and Gasser (law & director, Research Ctr. for Information Law, Univ. of Saint Gallen) offer a concerned evaluation of the challenges facing the generation known as digital natives who have grown up immersed in the use of and dependence upon information technology. This book is significant in its prompting of readers to consider that these young men and women are charting new territory and facing challenges that are distinctly unique to their era. This book is a wake-up call and a how-to guide for being a parent or teacher in an era that defies easy understanding. The authors propose circuitous partnerships of digital natives with parents, teachers, mentors, trusted social utilities, and law enforcement that serve as a means to produce a shift in understanding of digital-era challenges, e.g., the potential daily threats it poses to our privacy, safety, identity, and innovation. Ultimately, the book is an accessible survey of many of these as-yet-unsolved Internet dilemmas of our time and is well executed given the immense task of synthesizing the vast corpus of social science concerns relating to the Internet. Recommended especially for public libraries.—Jim Hahn, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Urbana –Jim Hahn (Reviewed August 15, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 13, p105)”

As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.


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