Tech & Kids Podcast Series

Part 1

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Parenting our children through the highs and lows of our technological world can be a challenge. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Craig Stickling provides us with four helps. He gives us one technology lesson to instruct our children in. He gives us one technology danger to protect our children from. He provides one issue that we should be able to engage our children about and he gives us one redeeming quality that technology offers our kids.

Show Notes:


  • Help your kids understand that if you do not pay for the product, then you are the product. Every free app we use is earning money off of the user somehow. Often it is by advertisements.


  • Sextortion is a growing concern. Young people are often targeted. A predator engages with them in a seemingly innocent way at first. This could be through direct messaging or otherwise. They lure the victim into taking a picture or video of themselves that they would not want the public to see. The predator then uses the image or video to blackmail the victim; threatening to send the content to friends, for example. If young people are being exploited, they are the victim of a crime, and it should be reported. Contact your local FBI field office, call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or report it online at


  • Parents need to nurture the relationship they have with their children so that openness can be achieved. Open dialogue on technology issues should be the goal. Children and young people should feel free to openly discuss technological struggles, challenges and questions with trusted adults.


  • Technology shows us how much we desire connection. Use this apparent fact to show your kids that connection with God is the connection our souls most crave.



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Further Information

Navigating Technology with Children Webinar
In this webinar, Craig Stickling encourages parents to walk into the opportunities of teaching, protecting, engaging, and redeeming technology in the lives of their children. Watch this webinar recording to learn questions and topics which can encourage your family to place of discussion, not division, around technology.

Technology– Explore the wealth of resources on stewarding technology usage. [ACCFS]

Plugged In by Focus on the Family is designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which they live.

Common Sense Media is a secular resource website to stay informed on new technology.

Sextortion: What Kids and Caregivers Need to Know — FBI
This website is a resource for additional information on sextortion.