Parenting & Technology

Below are some additional resources about Parenting and Technology. These articles have been gathered from various authors around the internet and can be viewed and downloaded here in PDF format.

1-Day Conferences

If you are interesting in having a Parenting and Technology 1-day conference here is a sample schedule.

8:00-8:30am Check in and continental breakfast

8:30-9:30am – Session 1 - #RUHooked - Teenagers and Technology Overview

  • A discussion of popular technology and social media trends and how they impact parenting and popular culture.

9:30-9:45am - Break

9:45-10:45am – Session 2 - #RUHooked - Teenagers and Technology: A Biblical Response to Technology Trends

  • Does the Bible have anything to say about current technology and how we use it? How should we respond and help teach our children to lead lives that honor the Savior in both the physical and virtual worlds?

10:45-11:00am - Break

11:00-12:00pm – Session 3 - Technology and Its Impact on Parenting

  • Technology is everywhere and it is hard to keep up. What do you need to know to stay current and to help those around you who may be struggling with screen addictions? How do you keep up with the latest trends and what impact does all this technology have on parenting, and all aspects of our lives.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00 -2:00pm - Session 4 - Technology for Accountability and Discipleship

  • Using Technology to Manage Technology. How do we teach responsibility and provide accountability through technology? A discussion of what’s out there and how to use it to do more than just spy on your kids.

2:00 – 2:15pm - Break

2:15 - 3:15 – Session 5 - Teaching Kids about Sex in the Digital Age

  • Sex is everywhere and is a driving factor in kids online usage but parents aren't talking about it. Blissful ignorance is no longer an option in a 24/7/365 connected world. What does the Bible say about teaching our kids about sex and how should we do it?

3:15 – 3:30pm – Wrap up: Where do we go from here?


Books and Articles by Jonathan Smith

#RUHooked Articles

MinistryTech Articles

Thanks, Apple: Famy Cyber Protection Just Got Harder

Apple iOS Beefs Up Parental Controls (A Little)

Parental Controls Still Require Parents

Screentime on Steroids? Here’s Help!

Social Media and the Privacy Illusion

How to Protect Your Family Online

Keeping Your Family Safe this Summer

Technology, Christmas Gifts and Keeping Kids Safe

Online Protections FAQs

How Parents Can Use Christian Social Media

How Christian Parents Can Use Social Media

Other Great Resources from around the Internet
(If you have other resources use the contact me section below to send them along so I can consider including them.)

3 Most Upsetting Forms of Cyberbullying by Luke Gilkerson

5 Critical Steps if your Child is Hooked on Porn by Sherry Allchin

5 Internet Monitoring Approaches for Parents by Luke Gilkerson

5 Things Your Teen Must Hear you Say about Porn by Luke Gilkerson

7 Dangers of the Internet for Kids by Luke Gilkerson

7 Reasons Kids, Cell Phones and School Just Don't Mix

A Parent's Role in Counseling Teenagers by Ellen Castillo

Cyberbullying Unplugged by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Enslaved to Porn: Why I Returned Again and Again to Pornography by Luke Gilkerson

Evaluating Internet Sources by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

How to Make Your iPad Safe for your Kids to Use by Jennifer Wagner

Online Gaming Safely by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Online Tech Help Resources and Videos by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Parents' Guide to Smartphone Safety by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Porn Free Home: 3 Proven Tactics for Proactive Parents by Luke Gilkerson

Protecting Your Kids on Social Media by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Protecting Your Kids Online by Mobicip

A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety by FBI Publications

Recommended Resources by Faith Resources

The Influence and Risks of Social Media by Mobicip

The Missing Ingredient for Sexual Purity by Luke Gilkerson

Tips to Protecting your Kids Online by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Towards a Safe Internet for Teenagers by Mobicip

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like more details.