Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World

Dr. Jeane Twenge, Professor of Psychology and author, was a guest on a recent episode of the Laura Ingraham Podcast. She shared good information about the effects that social media and phones have on our kids. They also discussed some practical solutions and age appropriate considerations for use. Click below to listen: Link to Podcast […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Filtering, OpenDNS, Parental Controls, Pornography Concerns

What about the kids who use their products? Apple iOS offers basic and lackluster options for filtering access to undesirable websites so they are only really useful for very young children. A report last year from Research Methodology highlights a plethora of programs that Apple has implemented for Social Responsibility. The list adds up to multiple billions of dollars for […] Read More

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 : Apple, Parental Controls

Considering that we are on the 12th iOS, I think it is fair to say that Apple was late to the parental control party. While they have had “Restrictions” available in Settings for a while, the controls were hardly robust. Now, with release of iOS 12, it appears that they are finally STARTING to take parental control features seriously. If […] 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 : Gaming, Uncategorized

Scoring that Excellent Throw is no small accomplishment, and there are a few things you can do to make it easier. We told you what parents needed to know about Pokemon Go when it first came out. This iMore article linked below gives kids tips about how to play better by making an Excellent Throw! Better yet, join them and […] 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

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