From School Library Journal
Grade 3–6—These books tell readers how to protect themselves while having fun online. They all recommend seeking aid from an adult. A captioned, color photo of people using computers flanks each page of text, and back matter includes a list of safety tips. The first title gives ways to prevent harassment and to stop cyberbullying once it has begun, which involves keeping evidence and ignoring nasty messages. One of the tips is: "Print mean messages to show an adult. Then block the sender, and delete the message." In the second book, Jakubiak discusses the positive attributes of online games, but reminds kids to be safe and to seek help from an adult if a game requires registration. Because online gaming can become addictive, the author reminds readers to engage in other activities as well. In Social Networking
, he discusses sites like WebKinz and Facebook and tells readers, "Most networking sites have age limits…. Never try to pretend to be older than you really are online." Clear, concise language enables students to concentrate on the contents of these useful titles.—Rachel Artley, Watertown Elementary School, TN
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