Family technology rules is among the first to explore children’s expectations for parents’ technology use — revealing kids’ feelings about fairness and…
Answering Every Kid’s Burning Question
Maybe other parents don’t see it this way but they don’t have to live with the consequences
“What age should I let them have access to all of this stuff?!!”
50% of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices
How to Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!
Teens and the Pics They Take of Themselves
“Family Challenge” and here’s how it works: Turn all family cell phones to silent and place in the cell phone coop
In Sleep Deprivation, Affects School Performance
This VIVA! series focuses on humanity’s search for fulfillment. Every teenager has their wish list…
Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups
socially retarded…Face-to-face conversations are becoming much more difficult for young people today
Who cares if it’s ‘real’ or not, the insight and content makes a point that will resonate with anyone who has kids
A first-of-its-kind CNN study on social media and teens.
Study: Your Cell Phone Use Could Be Hurting Your Relationships
1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…
Pew Research Center
8th grader racked up $541 in charges…majority of data usage on instagram posts
Gaggle’s Student Safety Representatives continue to discover websites and apps that pose potential risks to students
Ingenious iOS app that allows kids to hide damning photos from their parents in plain sight
..so that the word ‘no’ automatically changes to ‘hell yes’ – b4 asking them if he can throw a party
Non-smartphone-using teens are more likely to keep in touch with their closest friend via social media
Jott has nearly 500,000 monthly users and one million app installs..If you haven’t heard of Jott, go ask a teenager
by Jonathan McKee
This cell phone contract emerged from the research we conducted..Making Your House a Hub of Faith
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Common Sense Media
“I don’t think she has a right to have a cell phone,” he said. “I think it’s a privilege.”
As youth workers, it also helps us connect with them in other ways than just Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
Video: Middle-Schooler Fights Off Sexual Predator in Her Own Home
social media has created the illusion of being more connected create the appearance of having a companion
She’s placing too much value on what her peers think of her..especially for her self-identity?
The Live-Casting App that Teens Love and Parents Fear
The App Addicted Teen ( Infographic )
“The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate…
Unfortunately, addiction is not the only problem associated with Smartphones
The Effects of Their Sleep-Deprivation Lasts Way Past Lunch
when separated, we experience a lessening of ‘self’ and a negative physiological state
“The new normal is the lack of permanence. The result is that it is hard to know who we are.”
Mayor de Blasio said the change will enable parents to stay in better touch with children, especially in case of an emergency
Let’s talk with our kids about some of these issues
Leisure distress is feeling uptight, stressed and anxious during free time
In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older, had used an illicit drug or abused a psycho-therapeutic medication in…
The average person spends 4 years looking down at his cell phone
Are we really willing to rely on an app to facilitate something as vulnerable and intimate as cuddling?
I guess it’s no surprise that now some college students will rely on an app for sexual consent
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Hilarious Jailbreak Makes Your iPhone Scream When You Drop It
Here are the latest stats about our teens use their phones, from dawn till dusk
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Track attendance for events, monitor attendance trends over time by gender and school, and create smart filtered groups for powerful communication
Why it’s popular and what parents need to know
Top 5 Charts
Apple is counting on the Beats acquisition to boost its cachet with teenagers and younger adults
One child threw a parent’s phone down the toilet
Just to keep you aware of…
NY City prohibits students from carrying cellphones in public schools
Kids’ Misuse of Certain Apps Puts Them at Unnecessary Risk
58% of doctors surveyed said they’d seen an increase number of patients under 30 requesting plastic surgery
73% of the adults used their phone at least once during each meal
A modular bracelet designed to let young users send secret messages, unlock game levels..
Fall Out Boy plans to release a version of Flappy Bird called Fall Out Bird
The starting price was $650. Within hours, it jumped to $99,900, with 74 bids placed
“Do you know where your children are?”
Why the Thigh Gap Obsession Needs to Stop Immediately
How Do I Disable My Camera’s Geotagging Features?
52% was viewed through a mobile device of that 14.7 billion visitors in 2013, That’s 1.68 million visitors an hour
Youth ministry media
He told cops he was drinking at a party and later slipped and fell into the gap
“I feel like they’re being raised in a world where it’s common—no, expected—to continually ‘trade up.’”
55% of U.S. teenagers already own an iPhone, with 65% planning on purchasing one of Apple’s smartphones..
Jeff Bachman: Breakout session at the National Youth Workers Convention
If Mom and Dad are happily married then there could be some VERY embarrassing texts flying through the air!
How I make my iPhone work for me instead of the other way around!
iPhone/iPod, iPad, Android, Android Tablet
Those with lower incomes were far more likely to use their phone as their primary Internet device
By: Dr. Kara Powell, If parents are addicted to technology..that’s the posture children will mimic
Apple’s patent for a curved battery could be another signal that the iWatch is on its way
Jonathan McKee:…Because, in today’s world of hyper-connection… no one wants to be the last one to know
It started with my daughter’s Instagram account. I Didn’t Even Know She Had It
Doug fields & Jonathan Mckee Team Up To Help Parents Teach Their Kids Responsibility
We are living in a hyperconnected culture. Every teenager I work with has a smart phone with multiple social media apps
“Have you set some guardrails to help your kids steer away from these kinds of temptations?”
48% of teens now own an iPhone, with 62 percent planning on making one their next mobile device
A little under 60 percent of teens reported that iOS would be the operating system on their next smartphone
50 new games at the Children’s Bible Games app
Mom teaches middle school son it’s a privilege to a own a smart phone
Mom does not want Son to abuse or become addicted to technology
Flashback: My Favorite iPhone Apps for Student Ministry
iTunes Unveils Top Music, Movies and TV Shows
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