Navigating the world of digital social communication

Navigating the world of digital social communication

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A guide to digital and online social communication for people on the autism spectrum.

Includes sections on:

  • Social Networks
  • Internet Safety
  • Text messaging
  • Sexting
  • Gaming, flaming, griefing and trolling
  • Online communities
  • Appropriate and inappropriate behaviour online
  • ....and much more!

Social networks and tools are explored in depth, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and YouTube, plus others you may not have heard of!

The book contains clear examples and flow charts to support the text and aid decision making, for example, a flowchart on whether to send a text, what sort of reply would be appropriate, and when the individual should not send further texts. Examples of good and bad email communication, a guide to emoticons and online slang, and a simple guide to interpreting tone in electronic communication should make this a useful, practical guide!

The different social websites are explored and explained, so the guide may be helpful for family members who are unsure about the latest technology and digital communications.