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Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

A Parent's and Carer's Guide
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Children and teens with autism can be particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely.

Providing all the information needed to monitor, educate and guide your child's computer use, the book discusses key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking. The risks and the warning signs to look out for are clearly explained alongside useful advice and examples from real-life experiences. A Digispeak Dictionary is included that decodes the cryptic language of online slang and there are downloadable forms to help record your child's internet use.

The practical solutions in this book will give you peace of mind and ensure that your child can enjoy the educational and social benefits of the internet in safety.

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  • Published: Oct 21 2014
  • Pages: 128
  • 229 x 154mm
  • ISBN: 9781849054546
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Press Reviews

  • Julia Hardcastle, Managing Director, Autism Concern

    Understanding the dangers of the internet is the first stage in protecting our children. This readable guide equips anyone concerned with the welfare of children with ASD with essential information on the key issues together with strategies to counter unsafe internet use.
  • Alan Scragg, ICT Teacher and the parent of a teenager with autism

    GAP - Good Autism Practice
    Online Safety for children and teens on the autism spectrum is packed with practical strategies, approaches and examples to help carers and parents ensure that their children enjoy the educational and social benefits of the Internet in safety... The author has extensive experience of working both within the IT sector and with autistic children... This is a very readable and well laid out guide... The chapters are backed up by excellent case studies... At the end of the book, there is a very comprehensive A-Z terminology... This book is an excellent publication, there is so much great advice in its pages which we can all use everyday... It would also equally appeal to parents/carers of non-autistic children and would be of interest to professionals, social workers and teachers working with vulnerable children... highly recommended.