A PARENT WORKSHOP TO HELP TEENAGERS CREATE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WITH TECHNOLOGY
Help Teens Build Healthy Relationships With Technology | Support More Families in Less Time | Gain Peace of Mind When Your Teens Are Online
No kid or teenager should have to fend for themselves online. But there’s a problem:
You can’t keep up with all the trends and new technology.
You can’t control what sites and apps your students access at home and school.
You don’t have time to counsel every student and parent.
You need a more effective plan to prepare your students or parents.
What you’ve tried so far isn’t working.
The Navigating Our Digital World Parent Workshop Kit gives you everything you need to educate parents using the best research on technology and young people. With ready-made scripts, slides, and even promotional tools, you’ll go from reactive to proactive with a plan to support more families in less time.
Your plan to help teenagers create healthy relationships with technology:
Meet Your Guide
As parents and youth workers, we understand and know how you feel. We’ve been there. We are there. Every day.
Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) is an innovative branch of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. With a team of researchers, ministry leaders, and parents, FYI has studied teenagers and the development of their faith for more than 15 years. Their resources have helped more than 250,000 youth leaders and parents support the teenagers in their lives.
Our parent workshop kit is derived from the popular book Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World by Dr. Kara Powell and Brad Griffin, two national experts on young people and the church.
“As parents of two teenage boys, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World couldn’t be more timely or relevant. We’re so glad to discover it. This highly accessible book is not only grounded in research, but it’s also immeasurably practical. If you’re a parent, you’ll want to read this book–and you’ll be a better parent because of it!”
Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
Authors of Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts
“The cry of every parent and church leader in this generation is, ‘How do I help create media-safe homes?’ Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World is a wonderful resource that gives practical answers to the most-often-asked questions about how to handle social media. I loved the sections on setting limits and the importance of dealing with bullying and porn. This is my go-to book for parents.”
Dr. Jim Burns
President of HomeWord, author of Confident Parenting
“As parents, we find ourselves living on the ‘digital frontier.’ Like pioneers who crossed the country to settle the Wild West, every step we take into this new technological landscape moves us further and further into uncharted territory. Figuring out how best to navigate the journey for our kids and for ourselves is not an option for parents; it’s a necessity. This resource will serve you as a wise and valuable tool in your digital parenting toolbox.”
Dr. Walt Mueller
President of Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
What every youth leaders needs to know about our digital world:
Want to help teens confidently navigate technology?
Most youth leaders see the benefits and pitfalls of technology in the lives of their students. However, keeping up with each new social media network and mobile app feels impossible. Unfortunately, most leaders are left reacting as they counsel students and parents in crisis.
In this ebook, you’ll read a few stats that may make your jaw drop. More importantly, you’ll discover the value of a better goal — helping teens have healthier boundaries with technology.
What’s in the parent workshop kit?
- 2 full teaching scripts for online or in-person gatherings (PDF)
- 2 slide presentations to enhance scripts (.KEY / .PPT / .JPG)
- 2 printable handouts for parents (PDF)
- Leader guide (PDF)
- Copy-and-paste promotional materials (.DOC / .TXT)
- Social media graphics to help promote your workshops
How can you help families in your church protect their teenagers online?
Approximately 90 percent of teenagers own a smartphone. That’s more than double what it was less than a decade ago. Also, parents of children ages 4-17 say their kids spend an average of five hours using an electronic device on a typical weekday. Like it or not, we can’t remove digital media from teens like a stain and get them to think about media and use it as we do.
While lots of resources tell parents what to do about the latest digital media fad, almost none teach parents how to think about digital media more comprehensively. Technology is evolving too quickly and adults’ schedules are too busy to read a new book every time a new social media platform launches. Relying on this kind of approach can begin to feel like a game of Whack-a-Mole as new challenges keep popping up and changing.
Now in the midst of COVID-19 more than ever, youth leaders and parents want to talk about media more with kids, but aren’t always sure how. The Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World Parent Workshop Kit equips you to help parents and families think and talk differently about digital media with a ready-to-use parent workshop series.
Drawing from the best research on media and youth, as well as conversations with parents like the ones in your ministry, this two-part workshop series offers new ideas for the most pressing tech-related dilemmas your parents are facing.
Session 1: The power of connection
- Why do my kids constantly check their phones?
- How can I help my family actually be together when we’re in the same room?
Session 2: Supervision and taking off the training wheels (eventually)
- How can I supervise what my kids are saying and sharing?
- How (and when) do I make the decision to appropriately give my kids more freedom with technology?
With engaging slides, printable handouts, and pre-crafted communication tools, our workshop kit does all the prep so you can focus on creating meaningful conversations with parents and families.
No teenager should face the challenges of the online world alone, and neither should any parent.
As a leader, your willingness and ability to partner with parents is the leading indicator of the long-term success of your investment in the young people in your church. Use this workshop kit to support more families in less time and safeguard teenagers so you can experience peace of mind when your students are online.
Get the Navigating Our Digital World
Parent Workshop Kit
Includes the complete workshop kit.
Available as a digital download you can access right away.
Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World
so you can give a copy to each parent.