Youth Group Lessons: How has technology changed the way that we handle love relationships? For many teenagers, physical intimacy involves sharing a deeply personal part of their lives: passwords.
Youth Ministry Resources: We all have seen teens hooked into their technology. But a new study has shown that while teens enjoy their communication over Facebook and text, they desire face to face communication the most.
For many teenagers their online world is their refuge. It’s a place where they can create an alternate identity and freely and openly share themselves with trusted friends. Because of this, more and more parents are snooping around online and looking for their.
Many times, teachers can forget that not everyone on their friend list is a trusted individual and, more than once, have gotten in trouble for posting something on their Facebook wall that they have later regretted.
Perhaps one of the greatest online security measures that has been pounded into the heads of teenagers is the importance of password safety. Teenagers are advised against sharing passwords with boyfriends or girlfriends as a way to show commitment.
In case you haven’t realized it yet, that is, in case you’ve been living in a dark tunnel with no access to any kind of media whatsoever, then you know that anything you post online is permanent. Every picture is there for eternity.
Youth Ministry Lessons: There is an unspoken rule in education, perhaps it’s unspoken because it goes without saying. This unspoken rule is very simple and known as the DON’T-DATE-YOUR-STUDENTS rule.
Youth Ministry Lessons: If teenagers are sick of hearing it from teachers, parents and online authorities, then maybe that’s because they are finally listening to warnings about online security and acting upon them.
Youth Group Lessons: An Australian 17-year-old recently got into trouble with the law, he arrested and was released on bail with the following conditions: no Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
Youth Group Lessons: The church has traditionally been a physical presence in communities where people come together to worship God. However, many are questioning this idea of the church and challenging whether the word “physical” needs to be involved.
Youth Ministry Lessons: As Facebook continues to grow in popularity and has become a mainstay for most teenager’s online time, the question continues to be thrown around on whether or not parents should join Facebook.