Mar 1, 2022
Today we are going to be talking about social media, the online world and how technology impacts kids and how parents struggle to manage it all. I have a special guest, Rania Mankarious, who wrote the book, About The Online World: What You Think You Know and What You Don’t. She wrote this book because parents were telling her how overwhelmed they feel about the online world, and kids tell her they need help and they don’t know how to talk to their parents.
We all see the effects of this disconnect every day and hear the tragic stories of kids being hurt by everything from cyberbullies to drugs, identity theft, to addiction, suicide, sexual exploitation, and traffickers. These are good kids and their parents have no idea what’s happening–even the parents who follow and monitor their accounts.
In her book, Rania bridges the digital gap between parents and kids so they can develop a family safety plan for their online engagement. Listen to this episode as we discuss many of the challenges parents and kids face online, and some strategies you can use today!
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About Rania Mankarious
Rania is a Public Safety Expert and CEO of Crime Stoppers of Houston, with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. She is an avid writer, on-air analyst, lover of people, their stories, and our future. She has been seen and heard on national/local TV and radio for over a decade as a legal, family, crime, mental health, and parenting expert. Citing a personal mission to serve families and engage the public to better society, Rania, a wife and mother of three, is leading by example and making a difference.