Noah’s New Phone: New Book Teaches Kids to Use Technology for Good
By Dina Alexander, MS
Educate and Empower Kids is proud to announce the release of its new children’s book, Noah’s New Phone, A Story About Using Technology for Good. Written for children ages 6 to 11, we follow the story of 11-year-old Noah, who has just received a smartphone for his birthday.
A child very much like your own, Noah discovers how it feels to be on the giving and receiving end of some not-so-friendly behavior on social media. As kids read and see what choices he is faced with, they can easily empathize with his struggles as he learns about the positive and negative power he holds in his hands.
A great read-aloud book, Noah’s New Phone also includes a handy workbook to reinforce important elements of the story like choices, safety, healthy boundaries and the huge potential that is technology. Full of great discussion questions and simple activities, parents and teachers will find it easy to teach about the ripples of change kids and families can make with technology in our homes, schools, communities, and the whole world.
Perhaps the most important tools ever created, smartphones have altered human interactions and relationships more than any other invention in history. They have changed the way we talk (and don’t talk), the way we do business, engage with our friends, and even how we show love. In our hands, they have the power to create and build, or to damage and destroy.
As we give these powerful tools to teens and children at younger and younger ages, it has become imperative to start teaching kids early how to behave and interact with others online. This book is a great start!
Noah’s New Phone is available on Amazon. Other helpful books from EEK include How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography, Messages About Me: A Journey to Healthy Body Image, 30 Days of Sex Talks, and 30 Days to a Stronger Child.
Dina Alexander is the founder and president of Educate and Empower Kids, an organization determined to strengthen families by teaching digital citizenship, media literacy, and healthy sexuality education—including education about the dangers of online porn. She is the creator of Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good, Messages About Me: A Journey to Healthy Body Image, How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography and the 30 Days of Sex Talks and 30 Days to a Stronger Child programs. She received her master’s degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah and her bachelors from Brigham Young University. She is an amazing mom and loves spending time with her husband and three kids. Together, they live in Texas.