In the 60’s, Christian parents were outraged over the “shocking” youth culture. However, parents today may wish for the “good old 60’s,” because on all levels, kids today are into far worse stuff, thanks mostly to the Internet.
Who would have ever thought that the Internet would beat out television and movies as the most time-consuming form of entertainment for teens? It has! 96% of all teens in the U.S. daily access the Internet, averaging more than four hours online every day. It now affects every family in some way, since it can be accessed in many more ways than it once could, and it is being used by teens in ways that may shock some less Internet-savvy parents. So, it is especially important for parents to know how their kids are interacting via digital media today, while also understanding that completely removing it isn’t always the best move. Continue reading “Internet Safety for Teens”