Helping your students navigate social media and mobile devices with Jonathan McKee

Lee Lethers Podcast

Just 10 years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the Smartphone, and the world has never been the same. How do we as leaders help students navigate life with a device always at their fingertips? Jonathan McKee is our guest this week on the podcast. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices. He blogs about all things parenting and leading teenagers in this culture at thesource4parents.com and thesource4ym.com. Listen in as Brian and Jonathan discuss how to best teach and lead students in this social media-saturated culture.

Takeaways from this episode

Eventually, students will be making choices on their own. We need to be equipping them to make these decisions.

Live your life in such a way that people can’t accuse you of anything (1 Peter 2:15).

Questions to ask before downloading apps:

  • Who can see your posts?
  • Can you set your privacy settings?
  • Can you control where your location is?
  • Is it encouraging anonymity?

The more you have conversations about social media with students, the more you are going to equip them to make good choices on their own.

Resources:

“The Teens Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices” – Jonathan McKee: https://www.amazon.com/Teens-Guide-Social-Mobile-Devices/dp/1683223195

“Can I Have Your Attention?” – Curt Steinhorst: https://www.amazon.com/Can-Have-Your-Attention-Constantly/dp/111939046X

The Source for Parents: http://www.thesource4parents.com/

The Source for Youth Ministry: http://www.thesource4ym.com/