Welcome to the third and final part of our conversation of Christian ethics in an online world! Today we are wrapping up our lengthy conversation on how to live out Christian principles within the online sphere.
Is there anything good about social media? How should you approach internet use with children? And is there an appropriate age at which children should start to be exposed to things in the online sphere?
Developing good habits surrounding technology, and the internet, begins with proper use being modeled in the home. And, as such, proper technological literacy should be taught to prepare children to engage in a healthy manner within the online sphere.
Today’s conversation rounds out our thoughts on productive use of technology, specifically its existence as a tool rather than a form of mindless entertainment. From shifting our mindset of viewing technology in a consumeristic way, we should really be seeking out examples of people (and groups) who model its utilization well. For in such lies the core of being able to use technology ethically as a Christian without falling victim to its all-consuming nature.
The Good of Social Media – 1:20
Approaching Internet Use with Kids – 6:06
Age Appropriate Use of Technology – 10:05
Modeling Good Use of Technology – 14:03
Emphasize Using Technology Productively – 16:13
Technology as a Tool – 19:57
The Lie – 22:20
The Consumerist Mentality – 24:33
Real Technological Literacy – 25:50
Promulgation of one Ideology – 27:40
Groups Using the Internet Well – 30:10
Prayer – 32:05
Site Nick mentioned to block harmful sites on your devices can be found here.