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Raising A Christian Child In A Digital World


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2nd session with parents at a Parent's Night in Orange, CA.

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Raising A Christian Child In A Digital World

  1. 1. Raising a Christian Child in a "Digital World." An Evening With Parents At St. John’s Lutheran School of Orange May 24, 2011
  2. 2. WHO ARE YOU?
  3. 3. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20
  4. 6. Think about such things... Philippians 4:8
  5. 7. <ul><li>Social Networks: Facebook, MySpace, WebKinz, PBS, Sesame Street, Disney, Lego, Club Penguin, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming Sites: Pogo, Candystand, Addicting Games, GSN, Shockwave, iPlay, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Chat Rooms: Wireclub, Spinchat, Everloop, Fantage, Kids-Online, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 8. What is a Social Networking Site? An online location where an Internet user can create a profile and build a personal network that connects him or her to other Internet users (e.g., MySpace and Facebook).
  7. 9. Teens and Social Networking <ul><ul><li>55% of teens have created a personal profile online or used social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66% of teens who have created a profile say that their profile is not visible by all internet users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>48% of teens visit social networking websites daily or more often </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older girls (15-17) are more likely to have used social networking sites and online profiles (70%) </li></ul></ul>Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006
  8. 10. Demographics: Teens Who Create Profiles Online <ul><ul><li>Gender: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boys (51%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Girls (58%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12-14 (45%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15-17 (64%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age by Gender: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boys aged 12-14 (46%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Girls aged 12-14 (44%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boys aged 15-17 (57%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Girls aged 15-17 (70%) </li></ul></ul></ul>Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006
  9. 11. Words Hurt
  10. 12. Common Forms of Cyberbullying <ul><li>32% of teens online have </li></ul><ul><li>experienced some form </li></ul><ul><li>of cyberbullying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15% by email, IM or text messaging, someone forwarding to someone else and/or posting it where others could see it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13% by someone spreading a rumor about them online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13% by someone sending them a threatening or aggressive email, IM, or text message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6% by someone posting an embarassing picture of them online without their permission </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><ul><li>58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8 http:// </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Types of Bullying <ul><ul><li>Harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeatedly sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyber-Stalking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeatedly sending messages that include threats of harm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or are highly intimidating. Engaging in other online activities that make a person afraid for his or her own safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Denigration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Dissing’ someone online. Sending or posting cruel gossip or rumors about a person to damage his or her reputation or friendships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online fights using electronic messages with angry and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vulgar language </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Types of Bullying <ul><ul><li>Impersonation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pretending to be someone else and sending or posting material online that makes that person look bad, gets that person in trouble or danger, or damages that person’s reputation or friendships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outing and Trickery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing someone’s secret or embarrassing information online. Tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information which is then shared online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intentionally excluding someone from an on-line group, like a ‘buddy list’ </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. http:// www.stop http:// www.cyberbully .org http:// Nancy Close ,  Yale Child Study Center
  15. 17. 1-866-SPEAK UP (773-2587)
  16. 18. Checking History In your Firefox browser, click on the “History” tab, and then on “Show All History,” or just use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+H. In Internet Explorer , click “View,” “Explorer Bar,” then “History” to see your browsing history in the sidebar, or use the same shortcut Ctrl+Shift+H. You can choose to see the history by date, by site, by order visited, or by most visited.
  17. 19. Checking History In your Chrome browser, Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar. Select History In Safari , Click on the History menu and hold down the cursor. You should see a list of the last 10 Web sites that you've visited, as well as dates representing your browsing history from previous days.
  18. 21. “ pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “ do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer….make your requests known to God” Phil. 4:6 “ keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” Ephesians 6:18 “ but let him ask in faith, with no doubting” James 1:6 “ train up a child in the way he should go” Proverbs 22:6
  19. 22. ~ review old habits ~ re-establish new habits ~ post new guidelines ~ re-evaluate often ~ trust is earned not given
  20. 23. ~ open door policy ~ passwords to ALL devices (cellphones, mp3’s, touches/pads/pods, game consoles, etc) ~ behavior changes, sleep patterns, class work
  21. 24. ~ listen ~ listen ~ listen ~ seek wise counsel ~ listen ~ listen ~ listen
  22. 25. Learn more.     Don't be an ostrich.
  23. 26. <ul><ul><li>family discussions and 1:1 conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what is working, what is not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are your children seeing you model behavior you expect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>expect to be challenged but be ready with a &quot;I will get back to you on this&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  24. 27. Not just computers & cell phones. iPod Touch, iPad, X-Box, Playstation - anything connected to the network.
  25. 28. Raising Christian Children in Today's World <ul><li>Always, Always, Always be the first and the best at giving Attention, Affection, and Approval to your children. Listen to your child. Listen more. Let God speak through you. Eat together, laugh together, and pray together. Hug each child 12 times every day. Be a parent, not a buddy. Admit your mistakes and apologize quickly. Be delighted in their joy. If your children do not get enough Attention, Affection, and Approval from you, they will go elsewhere... and this often leads to trouble.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  26. 29. Articles <ul><ul><li>   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// /PRC/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  27. 30. Books To Read <ul><li>Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn To Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly by Nancy Willard </li></ul><ul><li>How to Protect Your Children on the Internet: A Road Map for Parents and Teachers by Gregory Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Look Both Ways: Help Protect Your Family on the Internet by Linda Criddle </li></ul><ul><li>I nternet Safety Tips for Kids & Parents:  What Every Child & Parent Needs to Know! By MK Wade  CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keefe  </li></ul>
  28. 31. Raising a Christian Child in a &quot;Digital World.&quot; An Evening With Parents At St. John’s Lutheran School of Orange C. Daniel, D. Grice, J. Wagner
  29. 32. Credits <ul><li>INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbully Types: Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D., Director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Demographics: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGES </li></ul><ul><li>Bible/Mouse: Purchased at </li></ul><ul><li>The Real Deal: </li></ul><ul><li>Philippians 4:8: Picture take by Dennis Grice </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Image: </li></ul><ul><li>Teens Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber Bully: </li></ul><ul><li>Online Offline: Image created by Jennifer Wagner </li></ul><ul><li>The Places We Will Go: Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. , Random House, INC. </li></ul><ul><li>PROTECT Letters: </li></ul>