Today I want to offer you a common-sense reminder of our need to monitor and balance our kids use of the Internet. I’m still convinced that the Internet is a great place that’s opened up a world of education and social networking for our children and teens. But as we all know, it does have its dark side. One negative result of internet use is associated with overuse, which can lead to our kids getting hooked or addicted to the online world. Because the Internet is still relatively young, the jury is still out on what the long-term effects of too-much-internet time really are. But we do know that far too many kids are cutting themselves off from real-life family and friends as they escape into a virtual world. God has made us for relationships – real relationships. Be sure your kids aren’t running from the real world into the virtual world. Take preventive and corrective steps now to make sure your kids are truly connected.