Tech Savvy Parenting
Here is the resource page from a training session:
• Cyber Parenting: Raising Your Kids in an Online World By James and Simone Boswell
(Australian published in 2013, available at Koorong as hardcopy or eBook)
• Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-driven World By Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane
Useful Websites and Articles
http://www.crosswalk.com/family/parenting/teens/parenting-in-the-technology-age.html - A useful article on getting involved with our young peoples technological lives
http://ourpact.com/talking-kids-tech/ Parental controls and information hub
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cris-rowan/technology-children-negative-impact_b_3343245.html?ir=Australia – An interesting look at how technology affects child development.
Pornography Use and Addiction
http://www.fightthenewdrug.org/ - Fight the new drug, highlights the issues it causes.
http://www.xxxchurch.com/ Provides a Christian perspective on healing from addiction
http://www.covenanteyes.com/ Accountability software
http://ourpact.com/ - Parental control software.
http://www.roadtograce.net/current-porn-statistics/ Some alarming porn statistics. The rest of the site is for a Christian book on healing from it.
Cyberbullying and Inapproptiate Relationships
https://esafety.gov.au/ - This site can be used to get information and report concerns. An excellent pit-stop for Tech Savvy Parenting
http://laurelhouse.org.au/?page_id=36 – An actual place but also an information source for challenges faced with grooming online
http://www.generationnext.com.au/2012/08/how-to-help-teens-with-computer-game-addiction/ - Self explanatory, from a mental health and well-being website.
Sample Technology Use Contracts