Quick Tips on Tech

quick-tips-check#1 – Unplug the internet whenever you leave the house or go to bed
#2 – Install monitoring software for your older kids, and filtering software for your younger kids (1/3 of all websites are pornographic)
#3 – Turn in all electronics before bed (make a list of every device that has internet access capabilities)
#4 – Keep the screen in a main room
#5 – Use a dock for music
#6 – Watch/play it before you let your kids
#7 – Set time limits
#8 – Have a “parent standing by” rule whenever your kids need to search on the web (younger kids should use a child-safe search engine like Kids Yahoo Search)
#9 – Contact your cell service provider and discuss parental controls
#10 – Read up on iPod parental controls (Good tips here)
#11 – Set pass-codes on your tech gear (iPad, iPod touch, computer, etc)
#12 – Look at your phone bill and check who your kids are talking to
#13 – Have a family iTunes account so you know what your kids are listening to
#14 – Make sure you have all of your kids’ passwords (social networking, email, etc) and check what’s going on in their accounts.
#15 – Establish the rules before you have a problem.

Check around the rest of the site for more detailed information on how to utilize (and equip your kids to use) technology to further God’s Kingdom!

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The GOV Team

Volunteers at Generations of Virtue
The GOV team is comprised of 8 full-time volunteers in their 20s and 30s. With a desire to equip the nations to live a lifestyle of purity, the team diligently works to create events, speaking and print material, and helping young people see how God’s message of purity translates into our current culture. Whether the GOV team is on the road or hanging out at home, they are sure to be drinking way too much coffee. One of their favorite pastimes is jamming to worship songs. The team is blessed to live in the majestic mountains of Colorado and the beautiful countryside of western New York.

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