Today’s culture is faced with what we call the “Digital Age.”
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Essentially, the Digital Age means our families are inundated with a constant flow of digital information and entertainment options. Today our guest, Bob Waliszewski, Director of Focus on the Family’s Plugged-In, gives us tools to navigate the digital age.
Today’s family is deluged with a constant flow of digital options. TVs, smartphones, music, movies, the Internet and social media overwhelm the American parent’s ability to monitor all that comes in and near their homes.
The good news is, there are tools available for parents to help keep tabs on some of these influences.
Today’s Discussion Outline
Today’s parents are fighting a daily battle in order to keep up with the evolution of accessibility of technology in the Digital Age.
But, it’s not just affecting our kids, it’s affecting us as parents and adults as well!
Think of this, when 50% of born again evangelical pastors claim to be struggling with Internet pornography, what do you think is happening to the digital natives we call our kids?
I just thank God there are people and organizations that are helping us stay ahead of the curve on some of this stuff—like the good folks at Plugged-In and Focus on the Family.
Bob gives us a great discussion. Here is an outline of what we talk about today:
- Plugged-In’s mission and practical usability for families
- Why your 15 year old should not see PG-13 movies simply because he is over 15
- The difference between Plugged-In and other media review sites
- How to review the content of the movie your family watches before you view it
- The role discernment should play in the Digital Age
- Why the violence of “Saving Private Ryan” is good for your teens to watch
- The politics behind today’s top movies and entertainment
At Shepherds Hill Academy, we encourage all of our families to utilize Plugged-In to evaluate the content of the movies and media before they watch or listen to it. You can access our resources through the License to Parent store.
Conversation Starter: How does your family determine what it should view and what it should not?