Kirk Cameron’s new movie Connect aims to make parents aware of the dangers of social media for teens and provide parents with tools to steer kids away from social media’s traps.
Michael and I decided to take a practical approach instead of a spiritual one. We’re both Christians but we feel the film lacked enough practical advice to help parents steer their teens away from trouble.
For those of you who listen to the podcast who aren’t particularly religious, we hope we can provide practical advice and tools other than “your kids need Jesus.”
We think that’s important but we recognize that not everyone shares our convictions.
We Address the 5 Lies Teens Believe:
- We are the center of the universe.
- We deserve to be constantly happy.
- We must always have choices.
- We are our own authority.
- We only need information, not teachers.
Practical Tools Suggested to Help Manage Social Media and Screen Time
unGlue – Helps your kids learn healthier habits — within your boundaries. (Android and iOS)
UKnowKids – Parental control and monitoring app for iOS and Android.
Circle with Disney – Networked connected device for your home that filters content, monitors online activity, and manages screen time. Check out my review of Circle.
Amazon FreeTime – Parental controls and kid-friendly content for kids.
Covenant Eyes – Accountability and content filtering software for iOS and Android.
Accountable2You – Accountability and content filtering software for iOS and Android.
Android Family Link – Android parental controls for the latest devices.
Guided Access Tutorial – Built-in parental controls for iOS devices.
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