Review - Connected
There are still many parents who have little or no understanding of the online social world of teens. Teens spend hours each week using online technology to talk to their peers, meet new friends, watch videos and collaborate on homework. Yet the media often portrays the Internet as a dark and treacherous place filled with predators and other potential dangers to children and teens. What is a parent’s responsibility as their children navigate this relatively new frontier?
In Connected: Christian Parenting in an Age of IM and MySpace (Judson Press, 2007, ISBN# 978-0-8170-1516-9), Peggy Kendall helps parents understand the world of social networking and online communication. More importantly, she offers practical advice to parents who want to begin having conversations with their children about their online behavior and the impact it is having on their lives. Readers of Connected will be informed, knowledgeable and capable of engaging their teenagers in thoughtful discussion from a Christian perspective.
There is no single blueprint for parenting from a Christian perspective in a digital age. Even if the technologies
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