Do you ever wonder what your children or grandchildren are doing on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops all day long? Do you worry about what they could be seeing—or even sending—online for virtual strangers to see? If that sounds like you, make plans to attend an upcoming presentation open to anyone who cares for children and could use a little help in bridging that digital divide.
Representatives from the website www.protectyoungeyes.com will be in Pascagoula at the Family Interactive Center on January 22 to host, “The Digital Culture of Kids,” a free seminar designed to teach parents about the latest trends in technology and equip them to teach their children how to use that technology responsibly. The talk will also recommend specific content filters and review some of the most popular apps among teenagers.
In a world of ever-changing technology and social media outlets, Jared Weninger, youth pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Pascagoula, stressed how important it is for parents to know how to deal with this issue as it relates to their children. “So many parents, they did not grow up using this stuff, and they’re still trying to learn along the way, and their kids know it better than they do,” Weninger said.
Protect Young Eyes updates its website regularly with the latest digital trends and also travels across the United States giving presentations to parents and students about responsible use of technology and internet safety. Weninger said the presentation is geared toward Christian parents, but it’s open to anybody, and the information provided could be the spark that starts that important conversation with your child about what’s happening online. “The more conversations we’re having, the better,” Weninger said.
The 90-minute presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in attending may pre-register at event pages set up on Facebook or Eventbrite, although pre-registration is not required to attend.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1137236219766297/