Kids, Teens & Tech Resources

I’m not an expert on technology. In fact, I’m right in the middle with you, figuring it out with my own family. Here are some of the resources that I have used and found most helpful.

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Books to Check Out

Taming the Technology Monster: 8 Guiding Principles for Raising Digital Natives

Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager in a Digital Media World

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place

52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid

Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen Driven World

Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids

Good Pictures Bad Pictures, Jr: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds

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Helpful Websites

Common Sense Media – Dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, this organization helps families make smart media choices by providing ratings, reviews, and age recommendations for movies, TV shows, apps, games, and more.

Raising Boys and Girls – Counselors based out of Nashville, David, Sissy & Melissa are some of my favorite parenting experts. They publish a “Technology Tuesday” every week to keep parents up to date on new trends they are seeing with kids and teens.

Protect Young Eyes – Helping families, churches and schools create safer digital environments. They have reviews of tons of apps, and also a detailed list of how parental controls work on almost every type of device.

Family Media Plan – Use this site to customize your own family media plan, and calculate your media time.

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