Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before It Re-Forms Us

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Lightweb Darkweb makes the case for the critical need to reform social media, especially for young users. Its author, Raffi Cavoukian, the renowned singer, Raffi, is also a writer, systems thinker, and founder of the Centre For Child Honouring. He offers three reasons for social media reform: safety, intelligence, and sustainability. A response to the suicide of Vancouver teen Amanda Todd after years of online harassment, and dedicated to her, Lightweb Darkweb is a call for sanity in the digital age:

-social media providers must make systemic changes for young users safety
-parents need to regulate their kids screen time and social media use
-society can optimize the benefits of the Internet only by reducing its shadow of social, ecological and health hazards.

Lightweb Darkweb highlights children s developmental needs as a key missing consideration in the digital revolution. The result is a much-needed book for our times.

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For millions of fans, Raffi's music was the soundtrack of their childhood. These beluga grads now share his songs with their own kids. Raffi has been described by the Washington Post and the Toronto Star as the most popular children's entertainer in the western world, and Canada s all time children s champion. Raffi is a tech enthusiast, entrepreneur, and ecology advocate. He holds three honorary degrees, is the recipient of numerous awards, and is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Club of Budapest.

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Passionate and level-headed, a much-needed guide to the highways, byways and back streets of the social web.

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains


Raffi artfully implores us to be decision makers and bring our humanity to this new digital realm.

Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock and Life, Inc.


Lightweb Darkweb is a smart, highly readable and nuanced critique of society s unquestioning embrace of social media. An important book!

Susan Linn, Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Raffi is an extraordinary advocate and creator for children. This book has a great message for all of us. Read it.

James P. Steyer, Common Sense Media, author of Talking Back to Facebook


Those who have grown up listening to Raffi will profit from his reflections on the uncertain consequences of the digital age.

Mark Bauerlein, Emery University, author, editor of The Digital Divide


Generations of children and parents have grown up listening to Raffi. Now they can listen once again as he describes how to make the digital world safe, secure and nurturant emotionally and intellectually.

Sherry Turkle, psychologist, MIT professor, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology And Less From Each Other


Raffi brings to the debate on the benefits and dangers of the digital revolution his well-known sense of compassion, concern, and hope. This is a book that every one of us needs to read.

Stuart Shanker, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, York University


Required reading to skillfully navigate the wonderful and dangerous world of social media. Lightweb Darkweb explains the challenges and offers ways forward. Please turn off your screen and pick up this book!

Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff


Lightweb Darkweb, raises the questions that communications policy makers should long since have raised and answered.

Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute, author of Full Planet, Empty Plates


Bravo! Raffi alerts us to the risks of unintended consequences in the online world, including the loss of control, without which there can be no privacy. Lightweb Darkweb provides a great service in raising this vital issue for all to consider.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Privacy Commissioner of Ontario


In this passionate book, Raffi raises profound questions about our responsibilities as parents, educators, citizens for the healthy development of young children and for the long term survival of our planet.

Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education


For decades Raffi has been driven by a singular and consistent moral vision: the best way to measure societal progress is by how well we support and nurture the youngest of our young. One of the globe s most ecologically aware citizens, Raffi has written an urgent and clarion call to corporations, governments and parents alike to ensure that social media s impact on young brains gets primary consideration within the indiscriminate use of digital technology. A timely book.

Charles E. Pascal, Professor, Applied Psychology and Human DevelopmentOISE/University of Toronto

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