The Young Person's Guide to the Modern World: Clarity and guidance about a confusing world

The Young Person's Guide to the Modern World: Clarity and guidance about a confusing world

by Richard Daniel Curtis


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Helping teens and pre-teens to navigate 21st Century pressures

You will face many challenges and threats over the next few years, it’s fair to say that the modern world is complicated. However, at the same time, it’s hard to know where to go to get advice.

I wrote a book for parents, telling them about the things happening in your life and giving them advice on how best to help you. I showed the book to several young people for their views and their overwhelming response was that they wanted their own version, so that’s why I wrote this book.

Inside you'll find information on the changes happening to your brain, your social and emotional development throughout your life, advice on managing difficult conversations, in addition to many aspects of your daily life, such as:

· Peer pressure

· Gangs and weapons

· Gender and sexuality

· Drugs

· Radicalisation

· Social media

· Online bullying

· Technology

· The Dark Web

· VR

· AI and robotics

Finally, I give you a few thoughts on things that will help you succeed in tomorrow’s world. This is your indispensable source of advice to understanding the risks you encounter every day.

Finally, if your parents are on your back, why not get them to buy The Parent’s Guide to the Modern World?

Richard Daniel Curtis

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912010141
Publisher: TKC Ltd
Publication date: 07/22/2018
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 13 - 15 Years

About the Author

Richard Daniel Curtis is respected internationally for his understanding of psychology, behaviour and mental health. He is known as The Kid Calmer and his work is said to have influenced over half a million children's lives. He has written several books, including A.W.O.L.: The missing teenage brain and the companion to this book The Parent's Guide to the Modern World.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 9

Part One – Brain Development 17

The Brain 19

Prior To Birth 22

The Early Years And Childhood 23

Pre-Adolescence 24

During Adolescence 25

After Adolescence 27

Social And Emotional Development 29

Self-Identity 29

Recognising The Rights Of Others 37

Interacting With Others 45

Recognising The Needs Of Others 49

Reforming Sense Of Identity 51

Difficult Conversations 57

Information Giving Conversations 58

Problem Solving Conversations 59

Part Two – The Young Person’s Guide to the Modern World 63

Social Lives, Community And The Wider World 65

Peer Pressure 65

Gangs 70

Knives And Weapons 75

Drugs 81

Gender 96

Sexuality 100

Terrorism 105

Radicalisation 108

Phones 113

Smartphones 115

Instant Messaging And Chat 121

Instant Broadcasting (Livecasting) 127

The Internet 131

Blogs 131

Collaborative Sites 134

Pornography 137

Hacking 140

Pirated Software, Music And Films 147

The Dark Web 151

The Internet of Things 155

Social Media 159

Trolling And Online Bullying 161

Facebook 166

MySpace 171

Twitter 174

Pinterest and Instagram 178

Immersive Technology And Experiences 181

Virtual Reality 181

3D Printing 185

Brain-Computer Interfaces 188

Interactive Eyewear 191

Speech Recognition 196

Gesture Recognition 200

Gaming 204

Holograms 212

Robots 215

Artificial Intelligence 219

Drones 223

Part Three – Helping You To Succeed In The Future 227

General Rules For Technology 232

Skills for Tomorrow’s World 234

Education 235

Jobs 237

Self-Awareness 239

Finances 241

Attitude To Technology 242

Interacting With Others 243

Key Points 245

Part Four – Glossary 247

About The Author 261

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