Technology: How Is It Affecting Your Family?


by Parent Partnership



Technology: How Is It Affecting Your Family? Handout
Reclaiming the Smartphone: 4 Important Conversations

by Brenna Jones

This 3-video online series will help parents answer 5 vital questions about their teens & smartphones:

  • When should I get my kid a phone? If at all?
  • What do I do if they already have one & it’s out of control?
  • How do I build trust with my teen & keep a heart connection with them?
  • Is there a way for me to not always be seen as defensive or “the bad guy” when it comes to phones?
  • How can I think Biblically about our families’ phones?

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12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

by Tony Reinke

Tony Reinke identifies 12 ways our smartphones have changed us–for good & bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking & healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, avoid the various pitfalls, & wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.     Amazon

The Tech-Wise Family

by Andy Crouch

Alongside in-depth research from Barna Group that shows how families are wrestling with technology’s new realities, Andy Crouch takes parents beyond the typical questions of what, where, & when to show us that in a world full of devices, there’s a way to choose a better life than we’ve imagined.     Amazon

Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

by Kari Kampakis

This book aims to help girls to put aside their identity based on the world & social media & discover their truest God-based identity in Christ.     Amazon

52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid: How to Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!

by Jonathan McKee

Author Jonathan McKee offers just the help you need to have meaningful interaction with your kids instead of always overreacting to their unhealthy consumption of technology & media. In a world where over 80% of 12- to 17-year-olds now own a smartphone, parents are searching for ways to pry their kids’ eyes from their devices & engage them in real, face-to-face conversation. Mckee–drawing from his 20-plus years of experience working with teenagers, studying youth culture, & raising 3 teens of his own–provides an abundant supply of useful tips & creative ideas to help you bond with the Smartphone Generation.     Amazon

The Teen's Guide to Social Media...& Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

by Jonathan McKee

ver regret something you’ve posted? Honestly? How smart are you being when it comes to streaming, messaging, gaming, commenting…?

This book will help you navigate the digital world with 21 refreshingly honest & humorous tips that will not only inform, but that also just might change the way you think about your social media interaction.

21 real-life tips including…

  • Know the app before you snap.
  • Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want Grandma, your boss, & Jesus seeing! (Jesus is on Insta, you know!)
  • Peek at your privacy settings. . .so you know who’s peeking at you.
  • Take more “selflessies.”
  • Press pause before you post.     Amazon