As we watch the millennial generation interact with one another, and the world, it’s easy to get the impression that all they want to do is push buttons and look at screens.
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But how you address tech etiquette in your home could directly influence how your teen uses today’s technology.
Rich Roszel and I interview Jon Jon Wesolowski. Mr. Wesolowski is the Director of Team Experience at Axis, a Christian ministry dedicated to helping students and families develop a lifelong faith by working to answer tough spiritual questions.
The Importance of Tech Etiquette
It’s been my experience in working with teens at Shepherds Hill Academy that many of the kids, who at first glance, seem to have no interest in life beyond partying, pornography, social media and video games, later engage in a deeper conversation about the meaning of life.
But, today’s kids—though not always wise—are informed and discerning. They see through superficiality and disingenuousness—especially in religious circles. In short, constant access to devices may just be this generation’s way of pursuing what all generations have pursued from the beginning of time; significance, belonging, love, purpose, identity, relationships and answers to the deeper questions of life are all a lot more important to this generation than one might think.
Jon Jon Wesolowski and I discuss:
- How Axis began its efforts to help teens know how to maturely interact with today’s media.
- Why society is missing the mark in censoring its media.
- Is the church prepared to fill the need the millennial generation is looking for?
- Could it be that the things broadcast on teen’s social accounts is a deeper understanding of what is going on in their life?
- Why your tech habits are training your child’s tech habits.
- The role postmodernism is playing on your teen’s life.
Conversation Starter: What are some steps you can take to improve the tech etiquette in your home?
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