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The Phone Book Stay Safe, Be Smart, and Make the World Better with the Powerful Device in Your Hand

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2023-08-08
  • Publisher: Familius

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So . . . you got a phone! You can text your friends, play games, and take cool pictures! You have the whole world in your pocket—power to be used as a force for good or, um, not so good.

Fraught with cyberbullying, disinformation, fake stuff, tech addiction, and so much more, the digital world can be downright sad, awkward, and nasty. But have no fear, kids—The Phone Book is here! Packed with research-based explanations, techy tidbits, and real stories from hundreds of teens and preteens, this phone book (the fun kind) will be your guide on the path of light, teaching you healthy phone habits and ways to stay safe online. And while you’re on your journey, super illustrations, activities, and secret codes will reveal the power of your phone and the superpowers you have to wield it. Go forth, be informed, and slay the dark side of technology!

Author Biography

Jessica Speer is the author of the highly acclaimed middle-grade books, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships and Dissecting Middle School.  Her research and writing help readers navigate the tricky and awkward stuff that life tosses our way. Combining humor, the voices of kids, and research-based explanations, Jessica unpacks difficult topics in ways that connect with tweens and teens. In addition to writing, speaking, and leading programs, she’s the mother of two daughters. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Social Media - Welcome to Disneyland


Chapter 2: FOMO, JOMO, FOJI and Other Acronyms


Chapter 3: “I Promise I Won’t Share it With Anyone” and Other Fictional Phrases 


Chapter 4: Big Dollars Data - Why the Internet Knows So Much About You


Chapter 5: Sherlock Code - Sleuthing Truth from Lies and Fake Stuff


Chapter 6: Zombie Land - Is Phone Addiction A Thing?


Chapter 7: Creepy People - Stranger Danger Lurking on the Internet


Chapter 8: Cyberbullying - The Depths of the Dark Side


Chapter 9: Really Cool Stuff


Chapter 10: You and Your Phone - A Force for Good

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