Tag Archive for smart phone

Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

Book: Reclaiming Conversation

on November 4, 2017 by

The power of talk in a digital age

app Helps Parents Figure Out If Their...

on November 4, 2017 by

If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture

Manage Your Family’s Screen Time…...

on November 4, 2017 by

Put down your phone and get back to your life

Do Smart Phones Make Us Smarter? ...

on November 3, 2017 by

You will consult your phone about 80 times a day, or almost 2,400 times a month, about 30,000 times a year

When “Connected” Means ...

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

When Teens Wish They Could “Unpost”

on October 27, 2017 by

(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight&...

on October 26, 2017 by

42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

Online Friendships Matter As Much As In...

on October 7, 2017 by

Teens gain the same personal benefits through online friendships as face-to-face relationships

1/3 Of Pop Up Notifications Make Our...

on October 5, 2017 by

Automated alerts were found to have the biggest impact, although work related messages came in second

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on September 29, 2017 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

The Streetlights App

on September 26, 2017 by

Students study the Bible through creative audio presentations of various biblical texts set to musical tracks

Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

Smartphones: The New Teen Mental Health...

on September 22, 2017 by

The generation that’s grown up with cellphones are less social and more prone to depression. Psychiatrist Jean Twenge

New Anonymity App Popular Among Teens

on September 22, 2017 by

5 things to know about ‘tbh,’ a new anonymity app among teens

Teens and Their Smartphone Habits…...

on September 16, 2017 by

78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total…

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation...

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

Principal Offers $100 To Students To...

on August 30, 2017 by

Tech Talk Tuesday #82

Book: Help Your Family Become Tech-Wise

on August 2, 2017 by

gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology

Lookout….”Smartphone Zombies...

on July 30, 2017 by

Honolulu becomes the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from “distracted walking.”

Flashback Statistics: Media Use By...

on July 25, 2017 by

“Young people average 2 hours a day listening to music”

How To Monitor Your Kids Smartphone

on July 23, 2017 by

6 Ways to talk to your kid about smart phone monitoring

Teen Electrocuted By Cell Phone

on July 12, 2017 by

…awareness of not using your cell phone in the bathroom as it is plugged in and charging

Night Phone Use A Danger For Adolescent...

on June 11, 2017 by

Adolescents’ late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor quality sleep, which subsequently led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping,…

Soon, iPhones Will Block Texts While...

on June 9, 2017 by

Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying — and dangerous — urge to look at…

How To Monitor Your Kid’s...

on April 28, 2017 by

TeenSafe lets you keep a watchful eye on your child’s online activities so they don’t become another victim of internet predators or…

Unglue App: End Screen Time Smartphone...

on April 25, 2017 by

Too much screen time. It’s a problem all parents face. It’s not about parental control. It’s about teaching them to manage their…

Should I Get My Kid A Smartphone?

on April 19, 2017 by

Adam Mclane

‘I’m sorry. I Was Texting,&...

on April 3, 2017 by

He called the sheriff’s offices for both counties and told them “they needed to get him off the road before he hit…

How To Limit Kids Screen Time

on March 8, 2017 by

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

Just One Hour A Day On Social Media...

on January 7, 2017 by

Social media sites help us stay connected, but for younger teens, the cost of online connectivity can be steep

The Drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity&...

on January 5, 2017 by

Do you ever think about the ramifications of “constant connectivity” with our devices?
Do your kids?

Parents Put Your Phone Away: An Addict&...

on January 1, 2017 by

Why Do We Get Addicted?

What Happened When 9 Teens Gave Up Their...

on December 12, 2016 by

It was painful in the beginning. “I am going insane,” Yet, within days, there were significant changes…

Teens And Online Safety: Infographic

on December 1, 2016 by

The bane of the internet: cyber bullying, cyber stalking, sexting, inappropriate content, social media addiction

Five Actions That Form A Healthy...

on November 11, 2016 by

We live in a “tell all” culture. Social media, image consultants, photographs, smart phone in our hand to record ourselves

5 Ways to Connect with Today’s Young...

on September 29, 2016 by

Who Can’t Pry Their Eyes from Their Mobile Devices!

Technology Rules That Teens Would Set...

on August 14, 2016 by

Family technology rules is among the first to explore children’s expectations for parents’ technology use — revealing kids’ feelings about fairness and…

Values: Kids And Screen Time

on July 19, 2016 by

A helpful-infographic

Study Says Kids Understand Smartphones...

on June 30, 2016 by

Children are more proficient in operating a smartphone than in completing basic everyday tasks

Inside The World Of One 13-Year-Old Girl

on June 6, 2016 by

What it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

How To Know If Your Teen Is Ready For A...

on May 9, 2016 by

Maybe other parents don’t see it this way but they don’t have to live with the consequences

At What Age Should I Let My Kid Have A...

on May 8, 2016 by

“What age should I let them have access to all of this stuff?!!”

Half Of Teens Think They’re...

on May 6, 2016 by

50% of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices

Discussion Starter: Teens Use Media 9...

on November 14, 2015 by

Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

Art Imitates Life

on November 13, 2015 by

Creepy photo series reimagines what happens to the phone-obsessed

Why Some 13-year-olds Check Social Media...

on October 6, 2015 by


Pphubbed You…

on October 2, 2015 by

Study: Your Cell Phone Use Could Be Hurting Your Relationships

Your Teen’s New Favorite Drug –...

on September 26, 2015 by

1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…

Flashback: Americans’ Views on Mobile...

on September 10, 2015 by

Pew Research Center

Dad Padlocks Daughter’s Closet...

on September 9, 2015 by

8th grader racked up $541 in charges…majority of data usage on instagram posts

“Top Social Networks And Apps Your...

on September 8, 2015 by

Gaggle’s Student Safety Representatives continue to discover websites and apps that pose potential risks to students

Secret Teen Photo-Hiding App Expose

on September 7, 2015 by

Ingenious iOS app that allows kids to hide damning photos from their parents in plain sight

Ingenious Kid Hacks His Parents’...

on September 3, 2015 by

..so that the word ‘no’ automatically changes to ‘hell yes’ – b4 asking them if he can throw a party

How Having Smartphones (or not) Shapes...

on August 26, 2015 by

Non-smartphone-using teens are more likely to keep in touch with their closest friend via social media

For Teens, Phone Calls Are Reserved For...

on August 24, 2015 by

Pew Research

Teens Downloading Jott Like Crazy

on August 23, 2015 by

Jott has nearly 500,000 monthly users and one million app installs..If you haven’t heard of Jott, go ask a teenager

Knock Knock: The New Contact App

on August 21, 2015 by

Choose exactly what contact information you share with each person in the vicinity

Flashback: “Scary Facts About The...

on August 20, 2015 by

It’s The One Night Stand Locator

PreTeen Cell Phone Contract

on August 14, 2015 by

Does my 12 year old son really have the maturity to properly use this phone without help

Talking With Teens About Their...

on August 14, 2015 by

by Jonathan McKee

Flashback: A Cell Phone Contract To Help...

on August 14, 2015 by

This cell phone contract emerged from the research we conducted..Making Your House a Hub of Faith

Is The Smartphone Killing Weekend Church...

on August 14, 2015 by

Some are thinking ‘why bother..I can listen when I’m running?” Here are 5 Things You Can’t Download

Is Your Child Ready For A Cell Phone?

on August 14, 2015 by

Click on the checklist below to think through the decision

You May be Addicted to Your Smartphone...

on December 24, 2014 by

Amy Williams

Talking With Teens About Their...

on October 24, 2014 by

by Jonathan McKee

Teens And Adults Voice Search Habits

on October 15, 2014 by

Google reveals our embarrassing voice search habits

How To Use Instagram In Youth Group: ...

on October 14, 2014 by

Instamoments are those very moments where in an instant we are changed in some way.

A Cell Phone Contract to Help Build...

on October 9, 2014 by

This cell phone contract emerged from the research we conducted for chapter ten: “Home Sticky Home: Making Your House a Hub of Faith”

Parents’ Smartphones

on October 9, 2014 by

Sticky Faith Builder or Breaker?

Should I Just SMASH My Kid’s Phone?

on October 9, 2014 by

Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee

Are You a Slave to Your Smartphone?

on October 8, 2014 by

‘nomophobia’ – the fear of being without your mobile

How To Monitor Your Kids Without Turning...

on October 3, 2014 by

Whether you choose to use tech to monitor your kids is something is only you can decide. But if you do, here…

Youtube The Mobile Takeover [...

on October 3, 2014 by

The #1 video platform on the Internet, it’s also the second most used search engine as well as the most viewed social…

85% Of Millennials In The US (18-24) Own...

on September 19, 2014 by

Smartphones have become the staple of everyday life and the on-the-go tool of choice for consumers looking to catch up on emails,…

Teens Favor Tech Over Clothes

on September 6, 2014 by

Clothes aren’t as important to me,” She probably spends more on technology because she likes to “stay connected,”

The Mobile Teen [infographic]

on September 5, 2014 by

Here are the latest stats about our teens use their phones, from dawn till dusk

The Best Free Online Training…From...

on September 4, 2014 by

Youth workers take advantage Jonathan McKee’s FREE resource, it is the best I have seen in a long time

Your Smartphone, Your Kids, and Their...

on January 14, 2014 by

How Do I Disable My Camera’s Geotagging Features?

PreTeen Cell Phone Contract

on January 9, 2014 by

Does my 12 year old son really have the maturity to properly use this phone without help

Watch Out for Walking Zombies

on January 8, 2014 by

Most Cell-Phone Owners Experience ‘Distracted Walking’

Majority of Porn in U.S. is Viewed on...

on January 5, 2014 by

52% was viewed through a mobile device of that 14.7 billion visitors in 2013, That’s 1.68 million visitors an hour

Louis CK explains why he’s not buying...

on September 22, 2013 by

I’m not raising children; I’m raising the grownups they’re going to be. I have to raise them with the tools to get…

Smartphone Ownership Still Rising

on June 20, 2013 by

Smartphone users spend over 9 hours a month on social networking platforms

Airline Kicks 100 High School Students...

on June 6, 2013 by

Teens who wouldn’t sit down and put away their cellphones


on June 4, 2013 by

The fear of not having a mobile phone, hits record numbers

Teen Cell Power

on May 22, 2013 by

This teen’s invention means you could charge your cellphone in less than 30 seconds

Social Media Robs Teens Of Innocence

on May 20, 2013 by

Emma Watson

Parent’s Guide to Social Media

on May 15, 2013 by

Parent’s of Teenagers are the first generation of Parents to have to guide teenagers on how to manage their digital footprint

“I Met Him on Instagram”

on May 14, 2013 by

It started with my daughter’s Instagram account. I Didn’t Even Know She Had It

Should I Just Smash My Kids Phone

on May 14, 2013 by

Doug fields & Jonathan Mckee Team Up To Help Parents Teach Their Kids Responsibility

Texting While Driving Now Leading Cause...

on May 13, 2013 by

3,000 Annual teen deaths nationwide from texting and 300,000 injuries

The Hyperconnected Teenager [infographic...

on May 13, 2013 by

We are living in a hyperconnected culture. Every teenager I work with has a smart phone with multiple social media apps

SmartPhone Safety Nets

on May 8, 2013 by

“Have you set some guardrails to help your kids steer away from these kinds of temptations?”

U.S. Teens Want An iPhone For Their Next...

on April 16, 2013 by

A little under 60 percent of teens reported that iOS would be the operating system on their next smartphone

School Districts Crack Down As Teen...

on March 18, 2013 by

Teachers need to change the way they teach

More U.S. Teens Are Using Smartphones To...

on March 14, 2013 by

37% of Americans ages 12 to 17 go on to the Internet from a smartphone

Buzz: Samsung’s Galaxy S4

on March 12, 2013 by

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S4

18-Year-Old’s Watch Could Beat...

on February 15, 2013 by

Tian started dreaming of skipping the rest of his education and starting a business instead

Children Face Online Sex Abuse With...

on February 7, 2013 by

Unsupervised teens with internet and social media enabled mobile phones most likely to access pornography and enabled adult predators to groom them