Teenage Dating Timeline

This is fascinating: "The common usage of texting and Facebook has changed the dynamics of teenage dating. The biggest changes can be seen in the courting process where the goal is to ask the other...

Ranked Methods of Communication for Teens

Ranked Methods of Communication for Teens Meet in person = 58% Texting = 28% Talking on mobile phone = 5% Facebook = 5% Talking on the home phone, email, Twitter = 1% Who would have thought that the majority of...

What Kind of Checkin System Do You Use?

I get this question fairly often. It's one of those questions that children's pastors and leaders ask each other. The Database / Checkin System is BVCMS I've been on the lookout for a full-featured, web-based database...

Internet: The Biggest Shift Since the Industrial Revolution

These kind of figures always astound me: HT Youth Ministry Media

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts | FREE Training Included!

These are keyboard shortcuts for doing word processing or any kind of transferring of text, graphics, or elements in the computer world. Whenever I'm "training" folks on how to interact with computers, I like to help establish...

Some Technology Boundaries

A little over a month ago, my wife and I sat down to create and agree to a set of boundaries around our use of technology. Basically it was her telling me to get off...

Conception to Birth Visualized TED Video

Unbelievable! I've seen neat graphics and photographs of the different stages of prenatal development, but never an imaging video like this. Simply amazing! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyljukBE70?rel=0] My favorite part of the presentation was when the presenter said: "...it...

What Happens in a Day on the Internet?

Every year, the Internet grows and grows, both in interactivity and storage. We've looked at what happens in 60 seconds on the Internet as well as the vastness of the Internet back in 2010. Below...
Parental Discretion Advised: To Friend or Not To Friend?

Do You Monitor Your Student’s Facebook?

I came across this infographic about parent's monitoring their children's activity on Facebook. I was actually encouraged that the research seems to indicate that parents take monitoring their children online seriously. HT YouthMin.org

Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives

There is a seminal article written a while back called: Digital Immigrants and Natives by Marc Prensky, that has vast implications on how we teach, parent and disciple children and teenagers. This post consists of...

Our Notification-Driven, Technological and Digital World

[vimeo 35873217 w=570 h=285] Sometimes you just want the noise to stop! A very creative video depicting our digital-saturated, over-notified world... Video description @ Vimeo: One day I got an email, an sms, a phone call, a Facebook...

A Look Into Emotions and Depression by Analyzing Facebook Posts

Fascinating. Facebook is like a HUGE snapshot of human life/interaction and it seems to offer an easily quantifiable look into people's behaviors, patterns, etc. Here's a look into how emotions and what people post about...