FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Bedtime Book for the Digital Generation
Dundee, Scotland – January 24, 2015 – The second in a series of technology themed children’s picture books is released today.
Webster’s Bedtime (Born Digital Books, Jan 2015) is a bedtime book for the digital generation, giving gentle reminders to children to switch off from screen time before bed. Webster the spider returns from the first book (Webster’s Email – Born Digital Books, Aug 2014) to find a way to get all his gadgets to sleep so that he can too.
“Children’s preparation for bed includes switching off from the various games, movies and apps that they enjoy so much,” says author Hannah Whaley. “This story helps children find fun in saying goodnight to their gadgets and games.”
The topic is striking a chord with parents, amid increasing concerns about device usage and dependence in children. The 2014 Ofcom Communications Market Report found that three quarters of children said they don’t know what they would do without technology, and the average six year old knows as much about technology as 45 year olds do.
This is substantiated further by Ofcom’s annual Media Use survey showing tablet ownership has skyrocketed in the last year. 70% of children have access to such a device at home, and one in three children own a tablet in their own right.
Independent publishers Born Digital Books specialise in illustrated stories that put technology centre stage, and help parents start conversations about digital etiquette and online safety. Webster’s Bedtime is available in both paperback and Kindle ebook from Amazon, along with other titles.
For more information, or to request a review copy, visit www.borndigitalbooks.co.uk or email hannah @borndigitalbooks.co.uk
Full press kit with high res images: http://www.borndigitalbooks.co.uk/media-kits/websters-bedtime/
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00N4ZOP6I