News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 02/27/2008
Subject :

What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online:
An Evening with Author Anastasia Goodstein
Contact : Maya Spector, Coordinator of Library Programs    650-463-4963
Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto City Library presents an evening for parents and educators with Anastasia Goodstein, author of Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online.  The book covers such critical topics as cyberbullying, social networking, blogging, and much more. 

  • Date: Wednesday, March 12
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Palo Alto High School’s Haymarket Theater

Atoosa Rubenstein, former editor of Seventeen magazine, calls it "brilliant and lifesaving!"  It uses memoir and extensive interviews with experts, teens, teachers and parents to show what teens are really doing online and with technology. In addition to this inside guide about teens and technology, Goodstein manages the web site Ypulse.

Social networking is clearly here to stay.  According to a recent report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 63% of all teens now have cell phones and 64% of online teenagers create content by writing blogs, posting photos and videos, or creating their own webpages.  Goodstein directly addresses parents’ concerns about online safety, cyberbullying and other issues surrounding kids and technology.  She says, "The good news for parents is that the positives of being totally wired far outweigh the risks."

Kepler’s Books will be on hand to sell books.  The event is free and open to all interested adults.

This program is cosponsored by the Palo Alto Unified School District, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs and the Palo Alto Drug Alcohol Community Collaborative.  The Friends of the Palo Alto Library has generously provided funding for the program.  For more information visit