Tech Savvy Parenting

Learning how to navigate gadgets (phones, tablets, laptop computers, Internet access) with your children is an ongoing learning process. The Light’s friends at Family Life Today and Focus on the Family are running programs to help with this very topic!

We’ve compiled the broadcasts below so you can listen at your convenience.

Developing a Theology of Technology

When it comes to technology, are your kids light years ahead of you? Youth expert Brian Housman talks realistically to parents about engaging their kids around the topic of technology. Exhorting parents about their assignment from God to love and protect their kids, Brian reminds parents that technology is to be used in an honoring way, and this must be modeled and taught in the home. Listen here

Internet Safety Tips

One hundred and sixty eight. That’s the average number of texts a teen types in a day. Author Brian Housman, founder of 360 Family, gives parents some practical advice for keeping their kids safe on the internet. Listen here.

Cyber Bullying, Cyber Porn, Video Gaming

The dangers of the world used to be “out there.” But now the world’s dangers can waltz right into your home with or without your invitation through the use of the internet. Youth expert Brian Housman addresses parents’ concerns about cyber bullying, cyber porn, and video gaming. Listen here.

Smart Management of the Digital World

Jonathan McKee offers insight and practical suggestions to parents seeking to guide their teens toward smart management of their digital world in a discussion based on his book The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World. Listen here.

Four Conversations Parents Should Have with their Kids About Digital Devices

Do you know who your kids are talking to? Sadly, many parents don’t because they don’t really know what their kids are doing on their mobile and gaming devices. Yes, it’s hard to keep up. But that doesn’t give anyone the license to give up.

You don’t have to become a media expert or put software on your kids’ phones to track their every move. But one thing you should do is the one thing every researcher and pediatrician agrees on: Talk about the issue with your children.

Here are four critical conversations about technology that are important to have with your kids:

Read the full article here.

 

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