Every Parent's Guide to 
Navigating our Digital World

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WHY SHOULD WE STEP INTO THE DIGITAL WORLD?

The goal is to have great relationships with our kids. In today’s world, digital media will be involved somehow. Rather than a divider, it can be a common ground where families connect.

 

WHY DO MY KIDS CONSTANTLY CHECK THEIR PHONES?

We often want to shout ‘Put that thing down!’ But a few surprising shifts can reshape the way we understand what our kids are doing online.

 

HOW CAN WE BE PRESENT WHEN WE’RE IN THE SAME ROOM?

In our tech-saturated world, how can our family create healthy media rituals and routines that fit the pace and flow of our unique schedule?

SUPERVISION OR SURVEILLANCE?

How to Stalk Your Kids Online 101 is sometimes what we want. But what is a constructive and healthy approach to digital safety?

 

HOW CAN MY KIDS BECOME GOOD DIGITAL CITIZENS?

How can I raise kids who will participate in social media thoughtfully and respectfully? How can my kids become Christ-like digital citizens?

 

WHEN CAN I TAKE OFF THE MEDIA TRAINING WHEELS?

We want to guide our teens toward digital maturity, but aren’t sure how. How can we empower our teens to make good decisions and set their own boundaries?

Get families connected with our newest ministry tool.

The Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World Parent Workshop Kit helps you educate parents using the best research on media and youth. With ready-made scripts, slides, and even promotional tools, our two-part parent workshop series puts the power of connection in your hands. Available now in our online shop for only $29.99.
The workshop kit includes: 
  • 2 full teaching scripts (PDF)
  • 2 slide presentations to enhance scripts (.KEY / .PPT / .JPG)
  • 2 printable handouts for parents (PDF)
  • Leader guide (PDF)
  • Copy-and-paste promotional materials (.DOC / .TXT)
  • Social media graphics to help promote your workshops 



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Navigating Our Digital World Free Resources

New video games, new movies, new imaginary worlds for kids and parents alike. Want to know how technology fits into it all? Here are a few helpful guides!
 

Screentime Boundaries    App Review Checklist    Facing Online Danger 

Our popular parenting resource, Right Click, now has a fresh new look. Updated to offer new breakthroughs for families’ most pressing tech-related dilemmas, Every Parent's Guide to Navigating Our Digital World is a practical tool for your family or ministry.

Feel like your kids are drowning in a sea of new questions, apps, and devices?
Want to talk about digital media more with your kids, but aren’t sure how?
 

Help is here.

Every Parent's Guide to Navigating our Digital World helps you think and talk differently about digital media, as you learn from inspiring and creative parents like you who navigate these ever-changing waters day after day. Approach this new connected world like a team and address your most pressing tech related dilemmas.

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What leaders & parents are saying…

 

“My favorite thing about this book is that it doesn’t take a doom-and-gloom approach to technology. It recognizes the bad parts AND the good parts, providing a road map for the future.”

-Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling author of Do Over

 

“As parents of two teenage boys, this book couldn't be more timely or relevant. We're so glad to discover it. This highly accessible book is not only grounded in research, it's immeasurably practical. If you're a parent you'll want to read this book–and you'll be a better parent because of it!

-Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, Authors of Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts

 

“The cry of every parent and church leader in this generation is 'How do I help create media-safe homes?' This book is a wonderful resource that gives practical answers to the most-often asked questions about how to handle social media. I loved the sections on setting limits and the importance of dealing with bullying and porn. This is my go-to book for parents”

-Dr. Jim Burns, President of HomeWord, Author of Confident Parenting

 

“As parents, we find ourselves living on the "digital frontier." Like pioneers who crossed the country to settle the Wild West, every step we take into this new technological landscape moves us further and further into uncharted territory. Figuring out how best to navigate the journey for our kids and for ourselves is not an option for parents; it's a necessity. This resource will serve you as a wise and valuable tool in your digital parenting toolbox.”

-Dr. Walt Mueller, President of Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

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