Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons to Reform Social Media Be4 It Re-Forms Us by Raffi CavoukianLightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons to Reform Social Media Be4 It Re-Forms Us by Raffi Cavoukian

Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons to Reform Social Media Be4 It Re-Forms Us

byRaffi Cavoukian

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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In this massive work of 420,000 words, 800 pages and more than 600 illustrations, Icke lays out in dot-connected detail a lifetime of research and insight about our computer-simulated reality, the holographic universe and the hidden non-human forces that are manipulating human life via hybrid bloodline families and networks into a global Orwellian state of total control.
Title:Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons to Reform Social Media Be4 It Re-Forms UsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:177 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:HOMELAND PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0986644617

ISBN - 13:9780986644610

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book has the power to change lives, one child and one family at a time I am an early child development researcher. I strongly recommend purchasing Raffi's excellent book “LightWeb DarkWeb”. It is a critically important read for parents, researchers, and policy makers alike. With the digital era speeding ahead, Raffi asks important questions about, and offers practical solutions for, how we can utilise the remarkable power of Information Technology without succumbing to its many dangers. To be clear, Raffi is no luddite, nor is he claiming we should be. He outlines very clearly the marvellous benefits Information Technology brings to our lives, whether by its power to keep us connected with loved ones in different cities or to access rich sources of information on particular topics of interest. That said, he confronts us with many stark realities about Information Technology. It was deeply unsettling for me to learn about the many safety, privacy, and sustainability dangers that have been introduced to societies throughout the world at the hand of Information Technology. But by highlighting these dangers, Raffi makes us take pause, to think critically about the unabashed love affair we have with the technological devices that have proliferated our society. If nothing else, this book calls us to become conscious users of Information Technology. Finally, it is important to note that this is not simply a book about how to prevent cyberbullying or identify theft. Throughout, Raffi identifies early child development as a special and unique consideration of the digital era, and provides examples of the many ways in which young children’s physical, social-emotional, and/or language-cognitive developmental needs stand to be undermined by Information Technology. It is for this reason that I heartily recommend purchasing this book. It has the power to change lives, one child and one family at a time.
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST READ for all parents, educators, govt's, and social media communitcations Thank you Raffi Cavoukian for writing this thoroughly researched and well informative book . #Lightwebdarkweb -Three reasons To reform Social Media Be-4 it Re-Forms us. There is no better time than the present to address the Impact social media is having on our society and especially those of our young children. I applaud Raffi for his continued concern for the well being and safety of our world’s children. Also I commend this great Troubadour and Children’s champion for urging all citizens to be more informed, to reflect upon, take positive actions and open the discussions on the critical need for social media reform. As a preschool and kindergarten teacher for over 27 years, a parent of 2 teenagers, a (Darkness to Light) Stewart of children, dedicated community volunteer for children, youth and teen organizations, an advocate for Child Honouring, I highly recommend all parents , and the like, educators, and everyone working with children to read this book. Raffi highlights 3 very important key issues, safety, intelligence, and sustainability. He backs up his concerns with data that is clear and easy to understand. He calls on all parents, educators, government’s, all social media communications to take action in providing a “Safety-Net” for all users especially our young and vulnerable children. Presently, that is not the case!! As a parent I have illustrated the importance of family time, screen free time, and teaching the value of meaningful relationships in our family, extended family and peers. As Raffi indicates it is crucial to keep the lines of communications open with our children. He offers excellent suggestions in controlling and limiting children’s access to social media outlets so that all families can benefit from a culture of true connection, re-establishing our family values, and most importantly respecting the future of our mother earth. My own family has benefited immensely from the vast resources of this “information highway” known as the internet. Like many families we've enjoyed the educational value of the “light-web”. There are certainly advantages in learning, communicating, and sharing information with one another. Out of concern for my own children, they were NOT allowed Facebook accounts until they were 15 years old and at the time it was closely monitored. I saw this as a positive step in keeping them safe from the “dark-web”. Known as cyber-bullying, commercial and sexual exploitation etc.. I believe education is crucial especially in this day and age where no one is safe from the perils of the “dark-web”. This is a crucial time for everyone to get involved; we need to protect our children. Again thank you Raffi this is a much needed book for everyone to read now. Let’s encourage one another to reflect, and to assist in reforming social media so that we are all safe. Jacqueline Brandwood
Date published: 2013-11-20