Instant access to a world without walls
The youth of today on the mobile Internet
The WiFi Generation is on the rise. Children and young people who are permanently online through super-modern smartphones and games consoles – from iPhones to PlayStation Portables. Don’t be fooled into thinking a phone is just a phone for young people any more; no, these devices offer the WiFi Generation unhindered access to the mobile Internet with all its opportunities, anywhere and at any time. And this is happening out of our sight, unsupervised and in total privacy.
The goal of authors Liesbeth Hop & Bamber Delver is to raise our awareness of this revolution, because it’s coming now, and it’s coming fast. It will have drastic consequences, not only for the way we bring up and educate our children, but also for the way that businesses and even entire countries are run. In the authors’ view, we won’t know what hit us if we don’t embrace this new uprising!
This book will introduce you to the 10 key characteristics of the WiFi Generation. There are interviews to read with the young people themselves, as well as their parents and the professionals involved in their upbringing. It provides a valuable insight into the methods of parenting, educating and governing this generation that are no longer viable in this new age of technology. It offers a glimpse of the future, in which even the youngest of our society can play and live in a three-dimensional media cloud. Naturally the book also includes a wide range of practical tips for parenting, educating and supervising the WiFi Generation. We can no longer constrain or forbid them; we who were once taught to be streetwise must now teach our children to be mediawise.
The WiFi Generation is intended for any professional involved with the youth of today. Parents, educators, librarians, youth support teams, Police officers, civil servants, corporations and those involved in creating and distributing all forms of media. The book was written by Liesbeth Hop and Bamber Delver on behalf of the Media Literacy Network; they are global opinion leaders in the realm of youth and media.
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