This book is a beginner´s guide for teenagers and adults with autism all about the hidden rules of Facebook. With non-verbal communication already being of importance, Facebook has increased the importance level of non-verbal communication to a greater level. It is imperative for someone with autism to understand all the implications of what they do on Facebook. This is a basic guide to start them. Many Facebook friendships are born and destroyed, all from people sitting and interacting with each other behind a computer or phone screen. This book will begin to teach someone with autism the differences between friends you meet in real life and Facebook friends that you have never met. It will also address safety concerns of Facebook and meeting people over the Internet. In many ways, Facebook is set up in a way that makes being stalked easy. It also makes stalking someone else easy. This book will help teach people with autism how to avoid seeming like a stalker and how to avoid being stalked. This is a great beginning book for teens and adults who are ready to navigate the world of social interaction via Facebook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: betty johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122132/bk_acx0_122132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens´ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert Danah Boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens´ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, Boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers´ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, Boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd´s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, Boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Wendell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016668/bk_adbl_016668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true story that inspired the Sofia Coppola film. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson: robbed. More than $3 million in stolen clothing, jewelry, shoes, and handbags reported missing. Who is behind one of the most brazen string of crimes in recent Hollywood history? Meet the Bling Ring: a band of club-hopping teenagers from the Valley with everything to lose. Over the course of a year, the members of the now infamous Bling Ring allegedly burglarized some of the biggest names in young Hollywood. Driven by celebrity worship, vanity, and the desire to look and dress like the rich and famous, these seven teenagers made headlines for using Google maps, Facebook, and TMZ to track the comings and goings of their targets. Many of the houses were unlocked. Alarms disabled. A ´´perfect´´ crime - celebrities already had so much, why shouldn´t the Bling Ring take their share? As the unprecedented case unfolded in the news, the world asked: How did our obsession with celebrities get so out of hand? Why would a group of teens who already had so much, take such a risk? Acclaimed Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales found the answer: they did it because each stolen T-shirt or watch brought them closer to living the Hollywood dream... and because it was terrifyingly easy. For the Bling Ring the motivation was something deeper than money - they were compelled by a compulsion to be famous. Gaining unprecedented access to the group of teens, Sales traces the crimes minute by minute and details the key players´ stories in a shocking look at the seedy, and troubling, world of the real young Hollywood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Mary Carthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003443/bk_harp_003443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High´s favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can´t wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar´s imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true.... Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who´s been following Omar at school. ´´I´m one of you,´´ Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions - but the only thing worse than Sophie´s cure may be what happens if he ignores it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000131/bk_lrnr_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High´s favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can´t wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar´s imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true. Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who´s been following Omar at school. ´´I´m one of you,´´ Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions - but the only thing worse than Sophie´s cure may be what happens if he ignores it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000007/bk_lrnr_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are those who are bullied, victims? You bet! Cyberbullying, harassment, embarrassing others, tormenting, threatening or humiliating, and spousal abuse are all considered ´bullying.´ It happens to children, teens, and adults. It occurs in pre-school, elementary school, college, home, and in the workplace. It is apparent in all walks of life. Bullying occurs in every town, city, state, province and country, and it has many ugly faces. But with today´s technology, mobile phones, internet, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a host of other platforms, I´m going to emphasize more on children, students, and teens, because that is where it commences and for most, carries over into their adult lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Kline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016846/bk_acx0_016846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pandora´s just your average teen - glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends - until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father - her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Naughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015703/bk_adbl_015703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She plays for Team Spirit. High school senior Tara Luna´s got all the usual teen problems: a new school, her attraction to a hunky guy, feuds with the Mean Girls, being regarded as an oddball outsider - PLUS she has psychic powers, a duo of protective, meddlesome ghosts, AND an angry, threatening teen-girl ghost who wants Tara to solve her murder - or else. Now you know why she calls this ´´my lunatic life´´. Sharon Sala´s books repeatedly make the big lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher´s Weekly lists. She´s been nominated for a RITA seven times, which is the romance writer´s equivalent of having an Oscar or an Emmy nomination. My Lunatic Life is the first book in her Lunatic Life series for teen readers. Coming soon: The Lunatic Detective. Visit her at http://sharonsalabooks.com and on Facebook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jaicie Kirkpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002861/bk_acx0_002861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jealousy is a natural human emotion. It is, however, when emotions run high that all rational thinking is lost and situations among friends and acquaintances can become a chain reaction of out of control decisions that ultimately lead to the death of innocent people. This audiobook profiles the true criminal cases of 7 friends who killed and were convicted of murder. What could possibly drive a friend to kill another friend? One of the shocking cases profiled in this book will be a real brain tweak for listeners. This story of a Facebook dare magnifies the impact social media has had on society, and especially young teens. Friends Who Kill Friends: The Stories of 7 Friends Convicted of Murder over Jealousy, Love, Sex & Dares is the third thrilling book in John Summit’s true crime stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginger Cucolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007364/bk_acx0_007364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post titled ´´10 Truths Young Girls Should Know´´, the post went viral and was shared 74,000 times on Facebook and pinned 20,000 times on Pinterest. Obviously her message strikes a chord. This nonfiction book for teen and tween girls expands on these 10 truths and can reach the hearts of both mothers and daughters. Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media fiascos. Kari wants girls to know that they don´t have to compromise their integrity or their futures to find love, acceptance, and security. Her 10 truths include: Kindness is more important than popularity. People peak at different times of life. Trust God´s plan for you. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise you´ll never stick to your guns. You were born to fly. Filled with practical advice and loving support, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randye Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006220/bk_tant_006220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.