Passionate and level-headed, a much-needed guide to the highways, byways and back streets of the social web.Nicholas Carr
, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains
Raffi artfully implores us to be decision makers and bring our humanity to this new digital realm.
Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock and Life, Inc.
Lightweb Darkweb is a smart, highly readable and nuanced critique of society s unquestioning embrace of social media. An important book!
Susan Linn, Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Raffi is an extraordinary advocate and creator for children. This book has a great message for all of us. Read it.
James P. Steyer, Common Sense Media, author of Talking Back to Facebook
Those who have grown up listening to Raffi will profit from his reflections on the uncertain consequences of the digital age.
Mark Bauerlein, Emery University, author, editor of The Digital Divide
Generations of children and parents have grown up listening to Raffi. Now they can listen once again as he describes how to make the digital world safe, secure and nurturant emotionally and intellectually.
Sherry Turkle, psychologist, MIT professor, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology And Less From Each Other
Raffi brings to the debate on the benefits and dangers of the digital revolution his well-known sense of compassion, concern, and hope. This is a book that every one of us needs to read.
Stuart Shanker, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, York University
Required reading to skillfully navigate the wonderful and dangerous world of social media. Lightweb Darkweb explains the challenges and offers ways forward. Please turn off your screen and pick up this book!
Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff
Lightweb Darkweb, raises the questions that communications policy makers should long since have raised and answered.
Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute, author of Full Planet, Empty Plates
Bravo! Raffi alerts us to the risks of unintended consequences in the online world, including the loss of control, without which there can be no privacy. Lightweb Darkweb provides a great service in raising this vital issue for all to consider.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
In this passionate book, Raffi raises profound questions about our responsibilities as parents, educators, citizens for the healthy development of young children and for the long term survival of our planet.
Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
For decades Raffi has been driven by a singular and consistent moral vision: the best way to measure societal progress is by how well we support and nurture the youngest of our young. One of the globe s most ecologically aware citizens, Raffi has written an urgent and clarion call to corporations, governments and parents alike to ensure that social media s impact on young brains gets primary consideration within the indiscriminate use of digital technology. A timely book.
Charles E. Pascal, Professor, Applied Psychology and Human DevelopmentOISE/University of Toronto