A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media


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Is there a parent anywhere who hasn't asked, "How do we create a media safe home for our kids?" Adam McLane and Mark Oestreicher are two of America's leading experts on teen culture and this book is a must read for parents who want to grasp just how the ever changing world of social media is influencing their kids. This is my new "go to" book on the subject.

Jim Burns, PhD
President, HomeWord
Author of Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers and The Purity Code

With each passing day, teenagers' lives become increasingly intertwined with social media. How can you as a parent stay informed and involved in healthy ways? How can you help your son or daughter make wise decisions and remain safe online?

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media will equip you to have meaningful conversations with your teenager about the best, wisest ways to get connected while staying safe.

Your guides for this journey are Mark Oestreicher and Adam McLane, who draw from their own wells of experience as parents and youth workers. They'll help you chart a course toward discovering and practicing wise family online activity.

Click here for more information on the series, or to download the parent Followup Discussion Guides for each book.

MARK OESTREICHER (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and founding partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training, and coaching for church youth workers. The author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0, Marko is a sought-after speaker, writer, and consultant. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife, Jeannie, and teenage children, Liesl and Max. Marko's blog:

ADAM MCLANE is a lifelong student of youth ministry, a veteran youth pastor, and mentor to an ever-expanding web of students and adults. He is a partner at The Youth Cartel, a full-service consulting firm specializing in helping churches, businesses, and ministries connect with teenagers, young adults, and youth workers. Adam and his wife, Kristen, live in San Diego, California, with their three children, Megan, Paul, and Jackson.
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