A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Packed with practical advice for kids learning to be online: social media, videos, privacy, and behavioral changes from phone usage.
A cell phone is a powerful piece of technology, and it's important to learn rules, boundaries, and how to step away from it.
Positive Role Models
Bad Kitty's owner explained why certain features (social media, videos, etc.) were being restricted and tries to help Kitty learn to manage screen time.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Nick Bruel's funny, entertaining graphic novel Bad Kitty Gets a Phone uses direct language and relatable examples to show young readers the impact and responsibility of having a coveted phone. Bad Kitty has to earn the phone through months of chores, and everyone learns how to manage Kitty's time and access. Bruel tackles social media, videos, addictive games, online bullying, and other issues with humor and splashy illustrations. It's a great resource for young families trying to navigate online activity.
Is It Any Good?
Life lessons are funny, direct, and completely relatable for kids and parents in this funny, meaningful, delightfully illustrated graphic novel. Author Nick Bruel tackles the thorny issue of young kids (well, young kitties) and cell phones in Bad Kitty Gets a Phone, and has found a funny, engaging way to teach young readers about the responsibilities of having a phone. That Kitty had to earn the phone through many months of consistent chores (without complaints) is a great way to start a conversation about entitlement. Kitty's owner set limits, modified those limits as new situations came up, and explained why the limits were changing. They talked about online privacy, social media, making and watching videos, bullying, and other important aspects of navigating online life. This great resource for families is wrapped in a fun read for kids with fantastic, engaging images on every page.
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