Dangers and Awareness of Technology in our lives
What is the proper place for technology in our families?
What are our values?
How do we determine what’s right for our children / ourselves, etc.?
- Truth Test
(Note: the below are affiliate links. Buying a book using one of these links will help offset some of the costs I have incurred in giving away some of these resources.)
|The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place
By Andy Crouch / Baker Books
Reclaim real life in a world of technology. Making good choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen-time limits for our children. It’s about building character, wisdom, and courage.
Alongside in-depth research from Barna Group that shows how families are wrestling with technology’s new realities, Andy Crouch takes parents beyond the typical questions of what, where, and when to show us that in a world full of devices, there’s a way to choose a better life than we’ve imagined.
|12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You
By Tony Reinke / Crossway
Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us–for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, avoid the various pitfalls, and wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.
|Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World
By Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane / Northfield Publishing
Whether they’re looking at their phone, tablet, or gaming device, kids seem more glued to a screen than engaged with people. How can you wean your children from dependence on digital devices? In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane share five skills to help you give youngsters a relational edge in a screen-driven world. They are:
Below are some articles I found online that may help in understanding the impact of screen-time / technology on us and our families.
Loneliness as the Cause and the Effect of Problematic Internet Use: The Relationship between Internet Use and Psychological Well-Being – Junghyun Kim, Robert LaRose, and Wei Peng
Decreases in psychological well-being among American adolescents after 2012 and links to screen time during the rise of smartphone technology. – Twenge, J. M., Martin, G. N., & Campbell, W. K
Privacy / Manipulation
The Smartphone Psychology Manifesto – Geoffrey Miller
Impact on Children / Youth