An excellent overview of how the Internet is influencing this young generation and how it will influence generations to follow. It gives very helpful and practical resources to use in ministry and in the family. Most importantly, it helps the reader understand how he or she can have a positive impact in teaching kids, teenagers, and young adults healthy Internet use.David B.
We will never be able to get rid of the internet or ignore it completely. So we must find ways to use it in a positive way without being sucked into the dangerous habits it creates. This book helps with that.Patrick F.
An interesting and practical book that helps parents understand the internet, the development of their teen's brain, and how to help their teen use the internet in a healthy and God-honoring way.Ben P.
Digital Natives takes an insightful look at the Internet: how most of us use it and how it uses us. The Internet is more than a browser. It is not restricted to a set of applications, a series of global networks, or a common data protocol. To the contrary, the Internet is epitome of “anything, anytime, anywhere.”
As a result, teaching children about healthy Internet use is the toughest challenge parents face in raising children today. We don’t have to imagine the effect Internet pornography has on the family. It is evident. We are living in the wake of its ruin.
Digital Natives gives a glimpse into not only the workings of the Internet, but how the church culture is uniquely prone to be ensnared in destructive, online behavior. It answers the question, “How can we positively influence the next generation?”
As you read, you will gain an understanding of:
The Nature of the Internet: How did the Internet come into being and how does it work?
The Effect of the Internet: Examine key studies and statistics that help explain the net effect the Internet has had on our world: socially, economically, and neurologically.
Practical Solutions: Given what we know about how the Internet works and its effects on our world, how can positive influence occur?
What’s Next: What is the future of the Internet and how can we proactively prepare for how it will change?
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, youth leader, or teacher, Digital Natives will help you understand the nature of the Internet and equip you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to make a difference in this generation and generations to come.