If you are a parent who has no idea about technology, games or the dark places of the Internet, then you might be interested in learning more about "The Modern Parent’s Guide" series of free books. Written by games journalist Scott Steinberg, the first title in the series, "The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games," is available now as a free download at www.videogamesandkids.com.
It provides a guide to PC, console, online, free, social and mobile games, with a section on how to use game ratings, addressing common health concerns related to gaming, and fostering healthy computing habits. Readers can also purchase paperback, iBooks, Kindle and Nook editions.
Other editions will be released in 2012 and 2013 including The Modern Parent’s Guide to Internet, Web and Online Safety (July 2012); Facebook and Social Networks (December 2012); Smartphones and Apps (2013); and Digital Music, Movies and Entertainment (2013).
The first book includes contributions from tech expert Johner Riehl and gaming expert Rusel DeMaria, as well as commentary and insight from leading industry experts and educators. Future releases in the series will be found at www.ParentsGuideBooks.com.