Friday, August 28, 2009

Internet Protection for Youth; and Resilience in Alaska!

NOTE: Use the August post Archive links at the right margin to find Chapter 1 of Stressed Family, Strong Family

Here are few sites to add to your bookmarks if you don’t have time to check them out right now.
The Internet is a powerful tool for kids learning about the world. But it’s also dangerous. You can alert yourself to the dangers and ways to prevent them. Here are the first three hits on a Google search for “kids internet safety” (without the quotes “ “)
... Dr. Sharon, Educational Downloads, How to Use NetSmartz, Internet Safety News ... A mom or dad who is relatively new to the Internet and refers to it as “the ... Parents and guardians, if you're embarrassing your kids online…STOP!
Internet Safety--NetSmartz

2. Internet safety & civility |
Contains information about the dangers of children using the internet. Rules, advice, and tips relating to child security and the web.
Internet Safety--Safe

3. FBI Kids K-5th Grade - About the FBI - Safety Tips - Internet Safety
Safety Tips - Internet Safety. Darrell There are some very important things that ... There is a special section just for kids. Link - Continue Field Trip ...
Internet Safety--FBI

That’s enough on Internet safety for your kids. Now here are three resources that could help you raise or teach resilient kids.

1. Living with Children by Gerald Patterson, Ph.D. is the clearest how-to book I’ve seen on reinforcing positive behavior in kids. Although the book was last revised in the late seventies, behavior hasn’t changed that much, and you can order the book from your local bookseller, or the online stores.
Living With Children from Amazon

Living With Children from Barnes and Noble

2. An article for parents, teachers, and counselors
Researcher Edith Grotberg, Ph.D. describes resilience, and how parents can help children and teens develop it. She spells out different approaches to use for kids according to their ages.

3. Another article for parents, teachers, and counselors
The more resilient a youth, the more he or she can cope with stress without becoming depressed. Dr. Grotberg highlights the anti-stress abilities that parents or other adults can help kids develop. Better coping can help reduce the risk of depression.

And now for something completely different—a way to forget about your own struggles. Would you like a book that takes you far, far away from any life you’ve ever known? Borrow or buy a copy of Ordinary Wolves. That’s right, ordinary wolves. The kind that come calling in the far north of Alaska, looking to steal the meat you’ve cached for your sled dogs. Follow the story-teller, Seth Kantner, as he grows up in a “house” miles and miles from the nearest settlement. (You’ll be fascinated by the description of this “house,” which I’ll keep secret.)
He gets home-schooled: no surprise there. But when he and his family hitch up the dog team and mush miles and miles into the village to buy the few things they don’t provide for themselves, he’s a minority white kid getting beaten up by the native Alaskans who live in the settlement. Ordinary Wolves. A lot to learn about resilience in this book.
Borrow Ordinary Wolves from your library, or buy it from your local bookstore or online.
Buy Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner

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