Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Family Tech Talk

I've recently become aware of a website that may give families a jumping-off point for discussing all things tech. Each week, the blog suggests a technology topic for families to explore. The topics can all be found at the website and include such things as Sleep and Screens, Smartphones, Social Media, Online Shopping, Addiction, Bullying, Sexting, Video Games, and Homework, just to name a few.

This is not a Christian site, but it does contain some thought- provoking questions and interesting talking points. Perhaps in the slower pace of summer, your family could tackle some of these subjects. Since technology is such an integral part of our lives, it seems it is worth some insightful conversations, and as believers in Jesus, we can add the biblical view to our discussions as well. Even technology (or perhaps especially technology) must be handled with God's gracious best for our lives clearly in view.

The site is called "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" (the name is the same as a movie created by the founder) and the blog/discussion part of the site is called Tech Talk Tuesdays, and includes conversation starters about social media, video game use, tech tips, latest research and more.

If you have thoughts about this, let me know! You can email me at the school.