The Big Disconnect

Author : Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD.
ISBN : 9780062082442
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table? What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones? Should you be your child's Facebook friend? As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain? As renowned clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explains, families are in crisis around this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects, but children desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot: close, significant interactions with the adults in their lives. Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents, and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater under-standing, authority, and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms. We all know that deep connection with the people we love means everything to us. It's time to look with fresh eyes and an open mind at the disconnection we are experiencing from our extreme device dependence. It's never too late to put down the iPad and come to the dinner table.
Category: Family & Relationships

Die Susi Krise

Author : Wäis Kiani
ISBN : 9783492967525
Genre : Social Science
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Stirb Susi! So hieß der Schlachtruf, als Frauen merkten, dass sie sich neben diesen soften Frauenverstehern nicht sexy fühlen und sich den echten Mann zurückwünschten. Doch die Susis haben nicht nur überlebt, sondern sich auch rapide vermehrt und sind schuld an der Susi-Krise: Die Frauen sind attraktiv, klug, selbstbewusst und wissen, was sie wollen. Die Männer haben ihre Haare verloren, lassen sich einen Bauchansatz wachsen und brauchen gleichzeitig wieder soviel Bestätigung und devote Bewunderung wie ein Kleinkind. Da sie die gleichaltrigen Frauen weder mit ihrem Auto noch ihrem Lifestyle beeindrucken können, müssen sie auf junge Mädchen zurückgreifen — lassen es aber perfiderweise so aussehen, als wären die gleichaltrigen Frauen nicht mehr knackig genug. Wäis Kiani erklärt intelligent und humorvoll, warum auch erwachsene Frauen sich immer noch echte Männer wünschen, warum der Susi-Mann nicht ausstirbt, und warum Frauen Männer erst überflüssig machen und sich dann ohne sie zu Tode langweilen. Entlarvend, pointiert und sehr amüsant!
Category: Social Science

Natural Language Web Mapping Service Unter Ogc Standard

Author : Hong Xiang
ISBN : 9783832497545
Genre : Computers
File Size : 28.91 MB
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Inhaltsangabe:Zusammenfassung: Diese Diplomarbeit wurde im Rahmen des EU-Projekts EDEN (Electronic Democracy European Network) erstellt. In diesem Projekt geht es um die Entwicklung von elektronischen Werkzeugen zur Vereinfachung der Beteiligung von Bürgerinnen und Bürgern an Planungs- und Entscheidungsprozessen in Politik und Verwaltung. Das zu entwickelnde EDEN-Toolkit umfasst insgesamt sieben Subsysteme. Eines davon wird Natural Language Map (NLMap) genannt. Damit soll u.a. bei regional- und stadtplanerischen Prozessen eine Kommunikation auf der Basis geographischer Informationssysteme (GIS) mit Hilfe natürlichsprachiger Eingaben ermöglicht werden, die User müssen komplexere Fragen nicht mit booleschen Operatoren (UND, AND, OR...) verknüpfen, sie suchen online nach die Karten und die Dokumentationen durch eine Fragestellung in natürliche Sprache (im Gegensatz zu Formalen Sprache). Der Beitrag dieser Diplomarbeit besteht darin, eine flexible, effiziente, natürlichsprachliche Schnittstelle zu entwickeln, die mit der OGC-Schnittstelle vom GeoServer beim Amt für Stadtplanung und Bauordnung kommunizieren kann und die die EDEN NLP Tools mit deutscher Grammatik benützt, sowie die Kartensuch-Funktionen des Waller-Heerstrasse Projekts vom Amt für Stadtplanung und Bauordnung Bremen zu integrieren. Damit wird den Bremer BürgerInnen ein benutzerfreundlicher Zugang zu Stadtplanungen und Bauordnungen in Bremen ermöglicht. Um es genauer zu beschreiben, gibt der Nutzer z.B. eine Anfrage in deutscher Sprache im Web Browser ein: „Bitte zeigen Sie mir alle Bauplanungen der Waller-Heerstrasse.“ Dann solle die Bauplanungskarte der Waller-Heerstrasse, alle entsprechenden Dokumente und die Information des Ansprechpartners usw. zurückgeliefert werden. Der Nutzer kann verschiedene Kartenausschnitte wählen, einen Kartenausschnitt vergrößern/verkleinern, die Dokumente online lesen, oder eine Frage direkt an den jeweiligen Ansprechpartner stellen (z.B. per E-Mail), usw. Im zweiten Kapitel „Grundlagen“ wird zunächst der Begriff „Natural Language Processing“ unter Verwendung der semiotischen Kategorien Syntax, Semantik und Pragmatik erläutert. Dann wird auf Natural Language Systems (NLS) eingegangen. Anschließend werden geographische Informationssysteme definiert und der Stand der Anwendung im Internet sowie Spezifikationen des OpenGIS-Konsortium geschildert. Bei der Behandlung der Anforderungen an den Prototypen im dritten Kapitel wird zunächst das Anwendungsprojekt [...]
Category: Computers

Das Berreizte Kind

Author : Dr. Stuart Shanker
ISBN : 9783641183851
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Dr. Stuart Shanker revolutioniert die Erziehung unserer Kinder: Seine Methode der Selbstregulierung ermöglicht Kindern aller Altersstufen – und deren Eltern – zu einer besonderen inneren Balance zu finden, einem Zustand von ruhiger Wachsamkeit. Von klein an wirken zu viele Reize auf sie ein, spätestens ab dem Schulalter sind sie einem oft unvorstellbaren Stress ausgesetzt. Das macht unruhig, unkonzentriert, aggressiv und hyperaktiv. Erwachsene reagieren meist mit einer Forderung nach Gehorsam – was leider nur dazu führt, dass der Druck weiter erhöht wird. Dr. Shankers Methode geht an die Wurzeln und bietet eine wirkliche Lösung. So kann Kindern – vom Kleinkind bis zum Teenager – geholfen werden. Jedem einzelnen.
Category: Family & Relationships

Swimming Upstream

Author : Laura Choate
ISBN : 9780199391158
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 26.49 MB
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A guide to help parents teach their daughters to resist negative cultural messages. Never before have adolescent girls faced so many confusing and contradictory expectations. From a young age, popular culture teaches girls that their worth is based on their appearance, their ability to gain attention, and an ever-increasing accrual of accomplishments. With such unattainable standards, it is no wonder that many girls experience stress, self-doubt, and even mental health problems. Girls struggle to develop an authentic sense of self, even as they attempt to meet a set of impossible cultural expectations. Many parents feel helpless against the onslaught of negative influences targeting their daughters, but in Swimming Upstream: Parenting Girls for Resilience in a Toxic Culture, Laura Choate offers a message of reassurance. This book provides parents with a set of straightforward tools they can use to help their daughters navigate the trials and demands of contemporary girlhood. Choate draws upon years of research and counseling literature to teach parents how to instill the power of resilience in their daughters, including developing a positive body image, maintaining healthy relationships with friends and romantic partners, and navigating high-pressure academic environments. Based on cutting-edge research, this book contains the strategies that parents need to prepare their daughters with the life skills they need to resist destructive cultural influences. Though the journey through modern girlhood may be complicated - and even treacherous - this guide offers a user-friendly way for parents to help their daughters thrive in the midst of the negative pressures of modern culture. Practical and engaging, Swimming Upstream is a must-read for parents of girls of all ages.
Category: Social Science

Diversity Programming For Digital Youth Promoting Cultural Competence In The Children S Library

Author : Jamie Campbell Naidoo
ISBN : 9781610694889
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 81.11 MB
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Combining information about outreach to diverse populations, selection of culturally diverse children's print and digital media, and library programming, this book is the tool librarians need to promote cultural understanding through engaging children's programs designed for today's culturally diverse youth. • Provides specific evaluation criteria for selecting high-quality new digital media with cultural content • Offers outlines for digital storytime programs that combine new digital media with children's literature representing diverse cultures • Presents examples of successful cultural literacy programs for children and families • Describes how librarians can promote cultural competence in children via new digital media and match digital apps with multicultural children's literature for use in library programming • Includes interviews with successful children's librarians engaged in cultural literacy programs and digital storytimes
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook Of Research On Examining Global Peacemaking In The Digital Age

Author : Cook, Bruce L.
ISBN : 9781522530336
Genre : Political Science
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Violent behavior has become deeply integrated into modern society and it is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. Examining peacemaking strategies through a critical and academic perspective can assist in resolving violence in societies around the world. The Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the utilization of peacemaking in media, leadership, and religion. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as human rights, spirituality, and the Summer of Peace, this publication is an ideal resource for policymakers, universities and colleges, graduate-level students, and organizations seeking current research on the application of conflict resolution and international negotiation.
Category: Political Science

The Class

Author : Julian Sefton-Green
ISBN : 9781479884575
Genre : Computers
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Do today’s youth have more opportunities than their parents? As they build their own social and digital networks, does that offer new routes to learning and friendship? How do they navigate the meaning of education in a digitally connected but fiercely competitive, highly individualized world? Based upon fieldwork at an ordinary London school, The Class examines young people's experiences of growing up and learning in a digital world. In this original and engaging study, Livingstone and Sefton-Green explore youth values, teenagers’ perspectives on their futures, and their tactics for facing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The authors follow the students as they move across their different social worlds—in school, at home, and with their friends, engaging in a range of activities from video games to drama clubs and music lessons. By portraying the texture of the students’ everyday lives, The Class seeks to understand how the structures of social class and cultural capital shape the development of personal interests, relationships and autonomy. Providing insights into how young people’s social, digital, and learning networks enable or disempower them, Livingstone and Sefton-Green reveal that the experience of disconnections and blocked pathways is often more common than that of connections and new opportunities.
Category: Computers

Political Internet

Author : Biju P. R.
ISBN : 9781315389912
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 78.33 MB
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This book investigates the Internet as a site of political contestation in the Indian context. It widens the scope of the public sphere to social media, and explores its role in shaping the resistance and protest movements on the ground. The volume also explores the role of the Internet, a global technology, in framing debates on the idea of the nation state, especially India, as well as diplomacy and international relations. It also discusses the possibility of whether Internet can be used as a tool for social justice and change, particularly by the underprivileged, to go beyond caste, class, gender and other oppressive social structures. A tract for our times, this book will interest scholars and researchers of politics, media studies, popular culture, sociology, international relations as well as the general reader.
Category: Political Science

Media Moms Digital Dads

Author : Yalda Uhls
ISBN : 9781351861380
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 73.50 MB
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Is social media ruining our kids? How much Internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens? Are you curious about what research says about how media and technology are affecting childhood? Supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and, ultimately, reassuring read for anyone who worries about the impact that media might be having on young minds. Each chapter delves into a different issue related to kids and media so parents can easily find their particular issue of concern. Dr. Uhls ends each chapter with quick takeaways, in the form of tips and guidance for parents. Dr. Uhls' expertise as a former Hollywood film executive and as a current expert on child development and the media gives her a unique and important perspective. As a trained scientist she understands the myriad studies conducted by researchers, and as a mom of digital teens, she knows what actually works and can relate to the reality of being a parent in the 21st century. Dr. Uhls also describes the primary research she conducted at UCLA, including whether extensive screen time impacts non-verbal emotional understanding, which has been covered in the New York Times, Time magazine, and on National Public Radio. There are few more important issues for parents today than helping children safely navigate the digital world in which we live, a world that provides immense opportunity for learning and connecting yet also puts kids in a position to make mistakes and even cause harm. Knowing what the facts are and when and how to get involved is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of modern parenting. Media Moms & Digital Dads offers parents reassuring and fact-based guidance on how best to manage screens and media for their children.
Category: Psychology