Are you expecting? Do you know someone who is? OR … do you someday HOPE to be?
Whether you are eagerly awaiting your little bundle of joy or are still swiping left in search of the perfect mate, technology is now a critical — and constant — part of modern reproduction.
Digital devices, apps, and the Internet offer obvious benefits: easy sharing of photos with far-flung relatives, fertility and conception trackers, baby monitors that can be accessed from around the globe, and so on. But if you are not careful, that very same technology can cause significant harm to you and your little ones, far into the future.
Did you know that your devices might be affecting your ability to conceive by damaging your fertility? Technology may even be interfering with your ability to meet your future partner! And – once that pee stick turns pink – what information might you be sharing that could shape your future child’s life?
While the world focuses on privacy data and how this affects us as a society, nationally-recognized cybersecurity and legal expert Frederick S. Lane delves deeply into how technology impacts us all at the most personal and intimate levels – and what actions you can take right now to ensure your little bundle of joy isn’t just another little bundle of easily exploitable data!
“Lane provides an invaluable guide for parents concerned about a set of techno-pitfalls unprecedented in human history. That he does so with wit, candor, and grace is fortunate for all who must confront the twenty-first-century dangers waiting to ensnare unmoored children.” — Elizabeth Breau, ForeWord magazine
“Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads offers a comprehensive look at how technology influences and dictates the most important functions of our lives. Lane delves into the pros and cons of using devices, apps, and social media for life’s milestones — dating, mating, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and raising a child. It’s a must-read for anyone thinking about starting a family and as important as any pregnancy bible out there; think What to Expect When You’re Expecting for the digital and Internet savvy.” — Tami Mnoian, mother to a 2-year-old and former Editorial Manager at Penguin Random House.
August 26, 2016 — Digital Parent Podcast by Sed Lewis