10 March, 2016

no kidding! Why our kids know more about technology than us and what we can do about it.

All parents will be familiar with this situation, where we find it a struggle to keep pace with technology while the younger generation seem to grasp it with both hands and run rings around us.

The author of this little book is from Australia and the book was published in 2014, so it is quite applicable to the New Zealand situation and is current.

There are eighteen chapters covering a wide range of subjects dealing with technology; the book is well laid out and covers this complicated subject in a very readable manner.  After highlighting all the technology aspects it then describes a lot of websites, programmes, and equipment which will be of interest.  There are sections on travel, languages, fitness, games and creativity.  You can also find quizzes to test how Cybersmart you are.

Finally it details their ‘nokidding.com.au’ website which will give further details and news, and enables the viewer to get the latest information.

This is a great book if you have an interest in technology but are feeling a bit left behind.  It explains the concepts, the equipment, software, programmes, etc. well and in easy-to-understand language.

Title: no kidding! Why our kids know more about technology than us and what we can do about it.
Author: Yvette Adams

Recommended by: Ana, Central Library

Ana enjoys reading and listening to music, travelling and many other things. She reads fiction, non-fiction and from genres, crime: the Scandinavian crime writers, Patricia Highsmith and some others.

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