Non-Fiction Review: Seven Deadly Clicks by Margo Strupeck


Seven Deadly Clicks by Margo Strupeck

Age Range: 12 and up

Print Length: 95 pages
Publisher: Zest Books (October 22, 2013)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Series: None

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Pulling examples from high-profile pop culture cases, Seven Deadly Clicks
explains the very real dangers behind common online activities. The
book covers everything from over-sharing to sexting, online addiction,
and more. Teens and parents will not only learn how to identify and
prevent falling into these digital traps, but also how to recover if
they do happen to make a mistake. This ebook exclusive acts as an
internet safety net, giving teens an entertaining, yet informative,
resource to help navigate potential pitfalls and still live fulfilling
lives online.


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About the Author:

Margo Strupeck began her
career in marketing and social media working for print publications and
advertising agencies. She has lived and breathed the evolution of the
digital revolution throughout her career and now works in online

My Thoughts:

This book provides a brief overview of seven dangerous sides of
technology. They are mostly things that should be common knowledge, but
are good to review anyway. The writing is easy to read, with concrete,
real life examples of people who have fallen victim to one or more of
these dangers. There is also a complete bibliography included in case
you want to do some additional reading on the subject.

I found the book to be a nice summary of the dangers that people,
especially children and teens, face online. While some of the
information was new to me, I was quite familiar with each of the deadly
clicks. The section I found the most helpful was the one on cyber
bullying. The author lists a bunch of resources for parents and teens to
both recognize and deal with cyber bullying.

Overall, this is a good, short reference book about the dangers involved
in using the latest technology and social networking sites. It would be
a good thing for every parent and teen to read through it at least


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Reply
    Adriana Garcia
    January 9, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Looks to be a good resource book on online safety. That was a good idea to add resources on cyberbullying because it must be hard thing to face. Honestly, though. I don't know why people don't block others, go to the school, the police, or just delete their social networks? You don't need that negativity in the back of your mind. Again, it's a pretty touchy subject.

    • Reply
      January 10, 2014 at 4:14 am

      I've thought the same thing, Adriana. Knowing myself, I would go for the deleting idea, but not before going to the school or police. Bullying has changed so much in recent years!

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