Joanna Jullien and her husband have raised two sons in Northern, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis on corporate culture was awarded the Kroeber Prize and was supported a National Science Foundation grant. Since graduating from college she has had a 20-year career as a manager and she writes on parenting in the network culture.
In April 2007 she created Banana Moments (www.bananamoments.com) a quarterly PDF publication issued to subscribers (parents, educators, law enforcement, and health professionals) who also contribute their perspectives and voices of wisdom. She writes for Gold Country Media and produces the Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column for Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/cyber-safety-in-sacramento/joanna-jullien)
A working mom who stopped full time employment outside the home in response to the impact of the Internet and mobile phones on families, Ms. Jullien seeks to inform and inspire parents in the cyber-powered world that tries to convince us and our children that we are not enough.
Governing the home in the social network is uncharted territory, and the parenting strategies of previous generations are not sufficient. By creating a family culture that respects the individual, children can learn how to be responsible users of texting and social media.
This book is about overcoming the challenges of parenting in a cyber-powered world. In a pixel environment where kids can “Google” anything they think they need to know, and authority is more relational and less ascribed, parents can be better positioned to lead children into a secure life and make the Internet-powered tools serve them rather than be manipulated by the “Net”.