Parents, almost everyone has access to the full online world in the palm of their hands – including kids. If you want a source of helpful information that’s super easy to access – go see the Connect movie this Tuesday and Thursday! (Feb 27 & March 1st, 2018)
I had the pleasure of viewing this movie before it was released and what an eye-opener it was! My kids aren’t even teenagers, but they are allowed to spend time on the iPad. Connect doesn’t claim that all technology is bad, in fact, the movie states that technology can be great when used for good purposes! Yes, time restraints are needed for children (and adults too), but the main message of the movie is to “connect” with your children – have an open dialogue with them, and know exactly what they’re accessing on the internet.
My favorite part of the movie was Kirk’s interview with Dr. Kathy Koch – a counselor who has seen the effects of technology on all ages. She lists “Five Lies that Kids Believe” and talks about in today’s world how kids believe they are center of attention; they feel entitled to be happy and entertained …read more