In 2018, Matzmichim published Yony Tsouna’s (Matzmichim’s C.E.O) book "Up lifters in the Social networks". This book provides educators and parents with ways to handle and reduce cyber bullying among kids and teens. It contains practical methods and games to help reduce violence in the digital era.
The book provides access to unique professional knowledge accumulated by Matzihim instructors over many years of fieldwork with children and youth.
How to Create a Real and Honest Conversation with Children or a Class about Social Networks
6.1 Telling a best friend about an embarrassment or something I'm proud of
Speaking openly to children is the best and most effective educational strategy for parents. Children and teenagers often have a feeling that "most of humanity" (parents, uncles, brothers, grandparents, teachers and even random adults on the street) wants to preach to them what they have done wrong.
This is why many of them, even children with excellent behavior, respond with an attempt to "trick" adults whenever they sense a preaching approach. If we are honest with ourselves, lots of us still do this as adults to our own parents. When children feel a reprimanding approach coming, they tend to let their defense level heighten and block their ability to listen. Therefore the chance to change the child's behavior diminishes.
What People Say About the Book
- Dr. Jacob Gutterman
"Focused, coherent, precise, and contemporary."
- Prof. Chaim Omer
"This book constitutes a milestone in the understanding and treatment of the most elusive types of child violence.
If we thought we knew how to deal with violence, then this book comes to show we were a little naive, and that violence can take hidden and sophisticated forms which require a sharp vision and special sensitivity."
- Dr. Miran Boniel-Nisim
"This professional book is important to anyone who believes it is possible to alter our children’s reality and make them safer and more protected.
I warmly recommend it."