be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put
on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand
against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against
flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the
authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against
the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
o The worldwide pornography industry ($97 Billion) has larger revenues than
Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple and Netflix combined. (2006
o Global porn revenues have declined 50% since 2007 due to the amount of
free porn online.
o 74% of commercial pornography sites display free porn images on the
o Ninety percent of children ages 8-16 have viewed pornography online.
o 39% of teens have sent sexually suggestive text messages to other teens, and
20% have sent nude or semi-nude pictures or video of themselves.
o Source: http://www.enough.org/inside.php?id=3K03RC4L00
o 43% of teens aged 13 to 17 report that they have experienced some sort of
cyberbulying in the past year.
o More girls are cyberbullys than boys (59% girls and 41% boys)
o Source: http://www.internetsafety101.org/cyberbullyingstatistics.htm
o In 82% of online sex crimes against minors, the offender used the victim's social
networking site to gain information about the victim's likes and dislikes.
o The majority of victims of Internet-initiated sex crimes were between 13 to 15 years
old; 75% were girls and 25% were boys.
o Source: http://www.internetsafety101.org/Predatorstatistics.htm#_ftn4
• MEDIA CONGLOMERATES
• As of October of 2013, Facebook now allows users under 18 to post publicly…making
the content of their posts more readily accessible to advertisers. The CEO is in favor of
reversing COPPA to allow children under the age of 13 free access to social networking
• Advertising to children has exploded over the past two decades. In the United States
alone, companies spent over $17 billion doing this in 2009 – more than double what
was spent in 1992.
• Undermining of Parental Authority
• 2014 Grammy Awards #SameLove
• Eschatological Implications
• Mobile Devices: Teens Prefer iPhones
91% of teens say they plan to buy a smartphone for their next high-tech device.
48% of teens already own an iPhone, compared with 40% last fall
Among teens who own tablets, 68% own iPads, down from 72%
For 74% of teens, their smartphone is the first thing they pick up after waking up each
• Social Media Sites & Apps
• Most Popular
• Instagram (HS)
• Vine (JH)
• Snapchat (HS/JH)
• Next Most Popular
Piper Jaffray’s “Taking Stock with
Teens” Market Research
• Teens have cited "friends" as the strongest influence
over their purchase decisions for the duration of our
survey history, but "Internet" is quickly rising in
• More than half of teens indicate that social media
impacts their purchases with Twitter being the most
important, eclipsing Facebook, followed closely by
• But the popularity of Facebook is waning among teens
with 23% citing it as the most important, down from
33% six months ago and 42% a year ago.
The "Taking Stock With Teens" survey is a semi-annual research project comprised of
gathering input from approximately 8,650 teens with an average age of 16.2 years.
Average Age of First Exposure
8 10 12 14 16 18
Average Age of First Exposure
8 10 12 14 16 18
90% viewed porn while
80% have had
to hard core porn
favored ages of online
11 - Average Age of First
Exposure to Porn
put on the full armor of God, so that when the
day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground,
and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm
then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with
the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your
feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of
peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the
evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of
the Spirit, which is the word of God.
BELT OF TRUTH
Commitment to Truth & Truth Telling
o Create a Culture of Communication, Truth & Truth Telling
o Be Transparent About Your Own Childhood Struggles and Failures
o Read these books:
o The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
o The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman
o Preempt the Culture
o Have ‘The Talk’ with Your Kids Shortly Before or After 10th Birthday
o Have Conversations About Online Dangers
o Know Your Child’s Accounts, Passwords & Online Activities
o All online accounts require email – If you control the email, you control the
o Inspect What You Expect – NetNanny Social
o For parents with young children, do not share your passcodes & passwords
BELT OF TRUTH
Commitment to Truth & Truth Telling
o Does My Child Have a Right to Privacy?
o Privacy is the nondisclosure of information that parents do not need to know.
o An issue of privacy is one that concerns only the child and does not in any
way affect a child’s relationship with his/her parents or other people.
o Privacy is a privilege. Granting your child more privilege is a sign of
recognizing that they are maturing and with added privacy comes greater
o Secrecy is the nondisclosure of information parents need to know.
o Matthew 18:6 – Parents have a responsibility to know of anyone or
anything that may bring spiritual, emotional, mental or physical harm to
o Luke 8:17: There are no secrets in the Heavenly Father/Child Relationship
BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Living a Godly Life
o Involved in a Bible Based Evangelical Church
o Teach Your Child How to Handle Sexual Temptation
o Flee Sexual Immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18)
o Create Digital Fire Drills
o Turn – Turn Away or Turn Off the Monitor or Device
o Run – Run Away from IT
o Tell – Tell Mom and Dad
o Build a Culture of Accountability in Your Home:
o Internet Porn Thrives Under 2 Circumstances:
o Accessibility - Time Limits
o Anonymity – Designate Tech Free Zones (Bedrooms, Bathrooms, or other
Private Areas of the Home)
SHOES OF THE GOSPEL
Fulfilling Our Purpose & Mission
o At What Point is Screen Time Too Much?
o Kids 2-5 play with a mobile app (19%) vs. tie one’s shoelaces (9%).
o Kids can open a web browser (25%) vs. swim unaided (20%)
o 1999 Statement by AAP: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests kids
ages 2 to and younger be completely screen-free.
o 2013 Expanded Statement by AAP: Same as before, but now all other children
should get no more than two hours a day.
o Verdict is still out on long term effects, BUT the bigger question is, “Are we
teaching our children to make the best use of their time?”
Limitations > No Limitations
Educational Games > Entertainment Games
Face Time > Screen Time
General Rule: Too Much of Any One Thing is a Bad Thing
o Read & Study Romans 14
SHIELD OF FAITH
Sharing the Gospel & Walking with Other Believers
Find the Best School for Your Child
Thinking About Relocating– Church & School are #1 Priority
Plan Playdates with ‘Good’ Kids
Teach Your Child to Choose Friends Wisely
How Well Do They Respect Authority Figures?
Do They Hold You Accountable?
Do They Make Fun of You at Anytime?
Do They Encourage You to Make Good Choices?
HELMET OF SALVATION
Our Minds Controlled by God
o Teach Your Child to Make Wise Media Choices
PluggedIn.com – Movies, Games & Music
ThrivingFamily.org – Limited Book Reviews
CommonSenseMedia.org – Family Values, but not Christian
Lyrics.com – Searchable Database of Song Lyrics
o Standardize the Family on a Single Platform (Mac/iOS or Windows/Droid).
o Centralize All Phone Plans on One Single Provider
o Utilize Internet Filtering & Parental Control Settings
By Computer: NetNanny
By Device: iOS Parental Controls (IOS) | My Mobile WatchDog (Droid)
By Cellular Service Provider: Verizon | AT&T | Sprint | T-Mobile
By Home Internet Connection: Open DNS HOME VIP
By Internet Router (Time Limits): (Linksys Smart WiFi Routers)
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT
Reading, Studying, & Using the Bible
o Install the Bible on Your Child’s Device
http://www.youversion.com/mobile (294 Versions, 144 Languages)
https://www.bible.com/kids (The Bible App for Kids)
http://www.bible.is/ (Audio Bible)
http://www.globible.com/download/ (Multimedia Rich Bible)
https://gotandem.com/ (Push Technology for Bible and Encouraging Words)
pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of
prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always
keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
• PUT YOUR ENERGY INTO PRAYING
• PUT ENERGY INTO COMMUNICATING
• PREEMPT THE CULTURE
• RULES WITHOUT A RELATIONSHIP LEAD TO REBELLION
• DEUTERONOMY 11:8-21
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR SCHOOL:
Will the camera/video and/or Facetime be enabled on iPads?
How much screen time will my child have each day?
Will Location/GPS Services be turned off on the iPads?
What Internet Filtering Solution is the School using??
Did the school IT staff work closely with school faculty/administration to determine the sensitivity level of
If something inappropriate does happen, what retention policies does the school have on internet history?
Will students be able to clear out their internet history and cookies?
Will the school be monitoring use? Is so, will it be automated or manual? And will it be proactive or reactive?
Will my student have an email accounts?
If so, will they be allowed to receive external email or just internal?
If so, what solution does the school use to filter emails?
How will private emails between teachers and students be monitored?
What is the school’s email retention policy?
Will parents have remote access to student email accounts?
What apps or applications will be available to my child?
Will social media sites be used or blocked?