Walking the line between nerd and cool.

Parenting the Internet Generation

Almost 2 months ago now, I taught a course at St. John’s Lutheran’s PTL on Internet Safety. At the time, I thought it would be good our parents to hear as well, but my schedule was so busy that I never got around to eating that frog scheduling the class. We’ll be having it at First Trinity on February April 22 at 7 p.m. We’ll be covering:

  • Instant Messaging
  • Cell Phones
  • Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace, Etc.)
  • Music/Filesharing

We’ll focus primarily on what the technologies are and how kids are using them, as well as what it means for their spiritual development. We’ll also have some tips for parents as we explore the topics. If you don’t have kids but want to know about these technologies, there’s plenty of good stuff there for you as well.

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7 responses

  1. That is a very good idea. I taught computers in a Christian school for many years and was amazed that the freedom many parents unknowingly give their teens.

    March 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm

  2. I agree. Half the battle in technology is knowing what’s out there and what it’s used for. Once people know that, they generally take it much more seriously.

    March 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm

  3. Joe Z

    This is a GREAT topic!

    Tonight I’ll get into my time machine and go back to February 22nd and attend! Should I pick you up, Mr. Peabody? Or did you mean 2009? 😉

    March 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm

  4. Actually, I meant April. Thanks for catching that!

    However, if you really do have a time machine, I’m still interesting in going for a ride somewhen.

    March 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm

  5. Judi

    I think this would be an interesting topic to hear, but really I just wanted to say I like the new pics at the top of your blog. Especially the first one of you making the silly face. 🙂

    March 3, 2008 at 5:37 pm

  6. I’m thinking of adding some more. Jaime has a collection of me making goofy faces. I need to get the originals so I can make them fit the square polaroid look.

    March 3, 2008 at 8:22 pm

  7. Pingback: Teens and Tech « Intersections

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