On February 25, 2018 Children’s Ministry Director Lisa Updike and Youth Pastor John Kidd hosted a parenting seminar on intersecting faith and family. Below are a few resources for you to consider from the seminar as you seek to shepherd your children in the home and wrestle with decisions concerning technology, video games, and smartphones.
Parent seminar recording:
Click HERE for audio of the Technology portion of the seminar.
Books to consider:
Heirs of the Covenant, by Susan Hunt – A must read for parents who desire to faithfully shepherd and teach their children in the home
The Tech-Wise Family, by Andy Crouch – Short, helpful, and practical
Glow Kids, by Nicholas Kardaras – Full of research and stories from tech leaders, doctors and parents
Book for your teenager to consider:
A few secular thinkers to get you thinking:
Tristan Harris TED talk – former Google ethicist
Suzy Cox TED talk – PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology
#Being13 by CNN – a documentary on the social media use of 13yr olds. WARNING – some explicit language
Protect your home, self, and children:
Harvest USA resources – Please use this website for some helpful information on sexual sin, pornography, same-sex attraction, and internet safety options
Covenant Eyes – Consider protecting your devices with this option. Group plans make this very affordable
Circle by Disney – Consider monitoring and protecting your home internet connection with this option