PCL 70: HOW TO PARENT IN A WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Parent Cue | 11/30/2017 | Parent Cue
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Dave Adamson, a photographer and social media and online pastor at North Point Community Church, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about how parents can leverage social media to communicate with their kids.

View social media as an opportunity to increase a closeness with your kids. Social media can increase the depth of conversation you have with your children. When you follow them on their social platforms, you can see the friends they’re choosing, the encouragement and discouragement they’re receiving, and their thoughts on the world around them. You’re in a better position to speak into their lives when you know what’s going on.

Recognize - Family - Amount - Time - Media

Recognize family comes first. It’s easy to get carried away with the amount of time spent on social media. Set boundaries with social media use and predetermine times when your home is aN electronics-free zone.

Use a hashtag. Make it easy for your kids to find your thoughts on topics, even years down the road by using a specific hashtag.

Parents - Teens - Children - Anything - Solution

Many parents of teens are desperate to get their children to communicate that they’ll try nearly anything. A solution, Dave Adamson says, is right at your fingertips.

Dave, who is social media and online pastor at North Point Community Church and a dad to three teenage girls, says social media can be used to enhance your parenting, especially with teens. In fact, in his opinion, parents have no choice but to consider the power of social media while parenting.

Age - Media - Dave

“You can’t parent in the modern age without social media,” Dave says.

You might have rolled your eyes in exasperation after reading that last phrase. But here’s the thing: According to research, more than 80 percent of teenagers use Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook on a daily basis. What’s more, and possibly even more concerning, is 67 percent of teens believe they...
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