The Internet, social media, mobile phones, tablets, and movies have become a noticeable part of daily family life. With all the benefits of being digitally connected, there are also some challenges for parents. How can we help protect and guide our children from inappropriate images and messages? How is technology changing the way our families communicate and interact with each other?
Focus on the Family's media and Internet filter resources are intended to equip parents with the information and the tools needed to answer these questions and more.
In addition to using filtering controls, talk to your children about the importance of safe boundaries online. Get smart about how technology can have a positive or negative impact in your relationship with your children.
By Kathy Koch, Ph.D.
Kathy’s research and experience come together for an inspiring book that’s sure to hellp you expose the lies of technology and grow closer with your kids.
Hear the Focus on the Family Broadcast, “Managing Technology’s Impact on Your Kids” with Dr. Kathy Koch.
By Dr. Archibold D. Hart
Through insights from neuroscience and psychology, this book provides therapeutic and biblical strategies for handling the digital invasion in order to become good stewards of our digital lives.
Listen to the Focus on the Family Broadcast, “Protecting Your Family from the Digital Invasion” with Dr. Archibald Hart and Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd.
By Dr. Gary Chapman
Technology can erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development. This book will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes.
Listen to the Focus on the Family Broadcast “Helping Kids Relate in a Screen-Driven World” with Dr. Gary Chapman and Mrs. Arlene Pellicane.
“Family Media Commitment” by Bob Waliszewski
“When Should Your Child Get a Cellphone?” by Daniel Huerta
“Friending or Friendship: Kids and Social Networking” by Meredith Whitmore
“What Parents Need to Know About Facebook’s Messenger Kids App” by Jake Roberson
“Virtual Choices . . . Real-World Consequences” by Kurt and Olivia Bruner
“Cyberbullying Themselves” by Bob Hoose
“Another App You’re Not Supposed to Know About” by Bob Hoose