Fake News. Online scams. Phishing emails. These phrases describe some of the data that is streamed to our online devices on a daily basis. While today’s youth are considered “digital natives”, they may not be critical consumers of digital information. How do we determine what is authentic and reliable? How do we teach our children to do the same?
Advocating for student understanding and decision making around Responsible Use of technology is one of the four foundational priorities of the #Relationships in a Digital Age initiative. This month the links, tips sheets and videos provide information on how to support children as they navigate information shared online. What should children, teens and young adults consider when validating information? The following are guidelines and conversation starters to support family discussions regarding awareness of online information.
Check out One Good Thing to see how some people are using social networking to share good news and spread kindness.
Please be sure to fill out our Parent Feedback Survey to help us gain a better understanding of how screens are used in your family and what you would like to learn.
#Relationships in a Digital Age will focus on encouraging our students to better connect with those they are with, to promote face-to-face interaction, to live in the present, to persevere without distraction, to avoid screen time that isolates or leads to over-indulgence, to take healthy relational risks, and to find the quiet of the mind in a way that will allow time for both God and others to be a part of their lives.