How We Got Cyber Smart
by Lisa Rothfield-Kirschner
The story is about two kids, Jack and Olivia. They enjoy being kids and playing basketball. On their birthday they receive a tablet. The parents tell them to listen and only use it when they are around. But the kids can’t wait and use the tablet at night to play a fun game called Basketball Boomers. While playing the game, someone called JoeyHoops asks them if he can play with them. That's when JoeyHoops starts being mean and saying bad things to the kids. The parents find out about the kids using the tablet when they shouldn't have. They talk to the kids about cyber bullying and set new ground rules to follow to avoid people like JoeyHoops.
I liked the book a lot because I never see books like this to teach kids about using tablets online. It's practical and I think kids spend too much time on screens playing games. It's important to teach children about cyber safety and this book is filled with lots of useful information. The back of the book has useful tips for parents to use to spot if their child may be getting cyber bullied. There's even more tips for parents, teachers and children after that section. With how much technology is taking over our world I think this is a perfect book to help teach our children about the safety of being online.
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