Keys for Kids

Parent Minute

Internet usage—conflict!

Posted on 2/10/2018 by Greg Yoder

Our kids LOVE their mobile devices, don’t they? Whether it’s listening to music, playing games—or with the older kids, it’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The question is what are we doing to protect them from predators, bullying, and more? There are a lot of programs out there to monitor our kids’ activity online. SafeEyes, Covenant Eyes, and other filtering services can help, but we can’t be afraid to check their phones with our own eyes. And do it regularly. Make it a rule that they CAN’T delete their history or chat messages, or they lose their mobile privileges. One last thing: teach discernment. Rules are good, but teaching good choices is even better. Bad things get sent through viruses and other bad intentions. Be ready for it.

Suggested Reading: Philippians 1:9-10

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