If you have children, it is your job to think carefully and Biblically about how and when your children use the computing devices in your home. The issue is not fundamentally technological; rather, it is about discipling your children to love God and to know their own sin and to hate it.
That means you may not be an idiot when it comes to sin and temptation in your own home.
There is a technological component to doing that work, and it can feel very overwhelming to many parents. Many parents are oblivious to the dangers that come with, say, giving your child an iPhone. Or, you rationalize the decision to do so because of your child’s intense desire for an iPhone.
For the last few months, I’ve been paying attention to a website called ProtectYoungEyes.com, and I’ve really appreciated what I’ve seen. Here is a sampling of some of the helpful articles they’ve published recently:
They were also involved heavily in a documentary released earlier this year titled Childhood 2.0. I don’t consider myself a dead-beat dad when it comes to this stuff, but watching the documentary was a kick in the pants. Definitely not good to watch it with children around, but I do recommend giving both the website and the documentary a look.
It is not at all too early (or too late!) to get a handle on this stuff in your home!
What other recommendations do you folks have?