The world our kids are growing up in is full of media. Our children are constantly presented the opportunity to view, read, or listen to a constant diet of material—good and bad.
So how do we teach them to navigate media? In the early years, we do it for them. Just like we protect our kids from knives, our job is to discern for our children. As they grow, we can have an ongoing conversation with our kids about the media they encounter. Coming alongside kids to help them develop discernment will prepare them to make wise choices as they age.
I’m sharing four things your kids need to learn about media, and three questions they can learn to ask themselves, over at Kids in the Word. I hope you’ll join me there, and that you’ll weigh in with your thoughts…..
Image Credit: Les Titres du Jour, Théophile-Emmanuel Duverger (1821-1901), Public Domain
~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.