Unsocial Media Breaking Free from the Shackles of Social Media by Calvin Robbins BooksGoSocial
This excellent book delves into the problems and the advantages of social media, making it especially useful for parents. It is well-known that many parents who work for SM companies won't let their children near SM - for good reason! Anxiety, depression and lack of self-esteem seem to be growing problems for even young adults who use SM a lot, but it is even worse for children and teenagers. Cyberbullying, texting, stalking, addiction - the bad effects are end less.
Calvin Robbins has several suggestions for parents on how to safeguard their children from these nasty problems, which appear to be rising existentially. These include limiting screen time and previewing all shows and games to check their suitability. Also, be mindful of what your youngsters are watching! It was much easier for parents when they only had unsuitable magazines or books to worry about!
SM can affect adults badly, as well. Distractions from work, fake news, fear of missing out - all these affect adults. Robbins provides excellent suggestions to limit your use of SM, and observe what you are doing. In the end, he seems to think that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. Do you really want to provide these companies with your data?
I received this free ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.