Parenting 301: Parenting in the Digital Age

Disclaimer: I’m dedicating the next several blog posts to parenting tips and help.  Before we get to that, we need to confront some things early in this process.  Yes, I’m only 28.  No, I’ve never raised a teenager, and to be honest I’m looking ahead to the process with more than a little trepidation.  I offer the information in the coming posts in humility, realizing that God has given you the monumental task of raising the child(ren) you call your kid(s).  I am blessed to work with a great group of dedicated and talented parents, and they raise good kids.  I’m learning a lot from watching the parents!  At the same time, there are several common areas where they find themselves out of their depth and in unfamiliar territory.  The information and advice offered in the following blogs comes from a lot of reading, research, experience, and long discussions with parents.  All of this has expanded upon my degree in youth and family ministry.  Hopefully, the information in the coming days will be beneficial to you as you parent your teen(s).  Keep reading as long as the advice is useful. I don’t think you’ll be going anywhere.

This first series of posts will give you tips for parenting in the digital age.  Here’s what we will be covering:

  • Facebook protocol for parents
  • Best parenting practices for Twitter
  • Protecting your kids and your computer from the Internet
  • Pornography
  • Mobile Devices
  • Skype, FaceTime, and other video chat services

Come back tomorrow for some helpful tips on how to be the best Facebook parent you can be.

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