Smartphone and Internet Addiction
1 Corinthians 6:12, “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
Using technology is an everyday part of life for most people. However, for some individuals, becoming obsessionally focused on staying connected to their devices becomes a dependency that creates impairment in their lives. From constant checking of likes on social media to the point of hurting their grades to disrupting their sleep-wake cycles due to playing multiplayer online games, there is an alarming rise in the number of people unable to disconnect from technology.
Smartphone Addiction: Tips for Breaking Free of Compulsive Smartphone and Internet Use
This resource from Helpguide.org has information about understanding the symptoms of smartphone and Internet addiction and how to get help.
Teen Technology Addiction
This resource from Hazeldon describes the various forms of technology addiction in teens, the impacts to social, emotional, and brain development, and what can be done to help those who are addicted.
Dynamite In Your Hands
The following PDF resource is designed to help parents begin a conversation with their children about the goodness, dangers, and readiness of having a smartphone. Permission granted from Christ Community Church.