Navigating Technology

Resources and Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Reading Material

"Big Brother"? No, It's Parents -- New York Times article discussing one parent's experience monitoring her child's online activity.


lol . . . OMG! by Matt Ivester -- Written for college students, but explains how to guard one's online reputation well.


The Next Story by Tim Challies -- "Explore how Christians can live in this new reality with character, virtue, and wisdom -- and how we can respond to these revolutionary changes as followers of Christ in a digital age, learning to live faithfully as "the next story" unfolds."


Kim Komando's Guide to Facebook Privacy This recently updated ebook by Kim Komando, gives step-by-step instructions on Facebook's everchanging privacy settings. Her instructions are thorough and easy to follow.


Why should you be concerned about the Location Services on your child's phone?Digital photos have their own DNA. With free programs, and a click of the mouse, you can tell what camera was used to take a picture, what app was used to modify it, the settings used to capture a certain light, AND exactly where on a map the picture was taken.

Resources

Parental Controls on iDevices

Apple devices allow parents to set up some basic restrictions. You can turn off apps, restrict the ability to install apps, and even set an age restrictions for apps, movies, and music.


The first step is to turn on the Restrictions. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions >select Enable Restrictions. The first time you do this you will be prompted to set a 4 digit passcode. Set a passcode you can remember.

iPhone 5 Tips - Restrictions

Location Services and Geotagging?

Why should you be concerned about the Location Services on your child's phone?Digital photos have their own DNA. With free programs, and a click of the mouse, you can tell what camera was used to take a picture, what app was used to modify it, the settings used to capture a certain light, AND exactly where on a map the picture was taken.
Sharon Vinderine talks Geotagging Dangers on Global

Monitoring and Filtering Options

Family Shield -- Filter adult content from your home internet. OpenDNS offers a free and paid version of Family Shield.

Mobicip -- Internet filtering for mobile devices
Protecting Your Home Network with OpenDNS

Extras

What is Instagram? video

Should you be concerned about Snapchat? article

Open Letter to My Boys Regarding Technology -- letter

Meeting Handouts -- Click Here or Click Here

Christina's Presentation -- Click Here