Keeping adolescents safe from harm has been a challenge for parents since time began, but in the age of the internet, blogs, social networking sites, and texting, parents are faced with new territory to navigate. Our colleague, Dr. Megan Moreno, has written a book that can help guide parents through this terrain. Sex, Drugs ‘n Facebook: A Parent Toolkit for Promoting Healthy Internet Use is now available.

Dr. Moreno has been a guest blogger in the past and has written about her research in the use of social media and adolescent health. This book is written with her expertise as an adolescent medicine physician, research scientist, and mom. She also incorporates adolescents and parents. The combined effect is an easy to read, practical toolkit for parents on internet safety. Topics in this book range from sexting to cyberbullying and everything in between.

For more on internet safety check out these blog posts and please let us know what you think of Dr. Moreno’s book!

On the Pulse: Sex Drugs ‘n Facebook

Keeping your adolescent safe online

Teens and Social Media: Depression Displays on Facebook Part 1

Teens, Cyberbullying, & Suicide