Tag : Social Media

Technology: Tool, Treasure, Tyrant or Trouble?

Best Practices for Youth Group Use without Abuse We have all likely seen it: adolescents going about daily routines with backs hunched, heads down and hands seemingly attached to electronic devices.  They text and tap and tweet fluidly, as if…

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LCMS Youth Ministry Webinars

Youth Ministry Webinar: Digital Citizenship

Webinar: Digital Citizenship The line between online and offline life is just about gone. What does it mean be Christian and to live respectfully in a digital culture that values the “tolerate” and blasts those show any hint of judgment?…

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Veritas: Online, a Youth Perspective

a look at the online world, and the challenges therein, through the eyes of a teenager Continue reading

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Bible Study: Navigating the World at Your Fingertips

This one-part Bible study explores the murky waters of the online world and looks at what the Bible has to say about our behavior both on- and off-line. Continue reading

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What’s New in Social Media…and How it’s Useful for Churches

“Facebook is dead.” –  one of my middle school youth about a month ago In the last year I’ve witnessed a mass exodus of middle school and high school kids from the now 10-year-old dinosaur of social media that is…

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Teaching Parents and Youth to Be Safe Online

“Don’t talk to strangers!” I have known this helpful piece of safety advice so long I don’t really remember even learning it. It’s just something I’ve always known. This is something we ingrain in our children as we help them…

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Creating a Social Media Policy

4 considerations when creating a social media policy for your church Continue reading

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: SnapChat

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: SnapChat

A new app could be a temptation to youth. Here’s what you should know about it. Continue reading

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Fights on Facebook

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Fights on Facebook

How can we create rather than simply react or respond to the negative uses of technology? Continue reading

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Am I Ugly?

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Am I Ugly?

Julianna takes a look at the recent “Am I Ugly?” YouTube trend. Continue reading

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