The Technology Tail
A cute, creative story about children and their texts, tweets, posts and pics. Don’t be mean and irresponsible! That’s the straight-to-the-point advice “Screen” has for young readers who are active on social media. Whether tapping out messages on their computers, tablets or phones, Screen wants kids to know their words – the kind and the cruel – will follow them for life, creating a digital trail that can't be erased.
The Technology Tail offers a timeless message to a new generation just learning how to navigate the fast-changing digital age. Written for children in grades 1-6, this storybook uses rhymes and colorful illustrations to grab their attention. There are also tips for parents and teachers who want to reinforce kindness and respect in a high-tech world. 32 pgs.
Published by Boys Town Press
The Technology Tail is written for kids just beginning to use the internet, encouraging them to be aware of the trail they leave behind online. The tips are great for kids, and also for parents and teachers who want to encourage online safety and digital citizenship. The idea of a "tail" that can look good or bad based on online behavior gives kids a visual, and the book also does a good job of showing how sometimes people can be hurt inadvertently by online behavior.
The Technology Tail by Julia Cook is written for kids in grades one through six and cleverly talks about the importance of what your child puts online. The story uses rhyming and a metaphor of the “technology tail” to describe how it works when you post things online and also how it affects other people. As my fourth grader begins to use the computer at school and friends share their tablets with her, I think this is an important lesson to teach her and other children her age. It’s really an adorable and smart way to explain such a serious concept to young kids!
Digital media and electronics are everywhere. It’s so important to teach kids these days the importance of being safe with electronics. I love books that give this message in a fun and informative way. The Technology Tail by Julia Cook is a great way to teach kids about being responsible in the digital era.
The newest book from the award-winning author, The Technology Tail delivers a timeless message to a new generation just learning how to navigate the fast-changing digital age. Written for children in grades 1-6, this storybook uses rhymes and colorful illustrations to grab their attention. There are also tips for parents and teachers who want to reinforce online safety, kindness, and respect in a digital world.