Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

I recently had the privilege of joining licensed therapists, Joshua Nichols and Carrie Kyger for an episode of RecoveryTV, their YouTube channel. We discussed the difficulty of parenting in today’s culture and what concerned parents need to do to protect their children. I met Joshua several years ago at an event aiming to shine the light on the dangers of pornography. […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

With all of the discussion of sexual abuse going on this week surrounding the supreme court nomination, it seemed like a good week to post about the topic as it relates to protecting children online. Sadly, in most of the discussions and #MeToo appeals about sexual abuse very few people ever bring up the role that pornography plays in the sexual […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World

The article linked below from Real Simple online, shares the tragic stories from several families. The stories differ in the details, but there is a common factor, technology. These stories reveal the difficulties parents face and the need for them to appropriately respond to the impact that technology can have on their children. If they don’t, the consequences can be […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

When one of my sons was 5 years old he was diagnosed with a  neurological issue that was causing issues with his spine. God was gracious to us, and after two successful surgeries the problem was corrected. It’s been about fifteen years since we received that diagnosis. It was called a Chiari  Malformation. We were clueless about and had not […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Uncategorized

Christian and non-Christian parents alike want to protect their children from dangerous content and online threats. But, my Christian world view influences my work here. We are accountable to God for how we raise our children. It is your responsibility as a parent to do everything you can to protect your kids so take responsible actions AND pray […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Uncategorized

 There are many aspects of technology uses among kids and teens with which parents are rightly concerned. Exposure to graphic content such as pornography and violence, online predators, cyber crime or scams, and harassment/bullying rank at the top of most parents’ concerns. These threats all come with potentially devastating consequences. But, as parents we are also interested in our kids […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Parenting in the Digital World

Apple recently announced the iOS 12 features that will be released this fall. The new iOS version claims to make using your iOS device “more delightful” with improved performance, several new Facetime features, filters and other effects for messaging and several significant photo advances. However, the new Screen Time features seem to be getting the most press coverage and are […] Read More

Filed in : Fun, Parenting in the Digital World

The mission of Sensible Cyber Parenting has never been about ridding our lives of technology. Is is good to have breaks from it? Do we ALL need to be conscience of how much time we spend with a device in our hands? Yes and yes! It is important to model the proper use of (and breaks from) technology. A big […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

It may be due to shareholder open letters, consumer demand or both but Apple appears to be making family friendly efforts and hinting that they will be providing more robust features in their parental control options. Hopefully we will see actual iOS improvements in future releases, but for now the new Families page on the Apple website will have to do.  iOS […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

Rene Ritchie, via iMore’s Vector tech podcast, recently looked into the issues of parental controls and screen addiction with iMore’s Georgia Dow, a psychotherapist who contributes to iMore and treats kids with various technology addiction problems. They discuss parents’ responsibilities for protecting their kids by limiting time and setting up restrictions as well as the very real problem of screen […] Read More