Sometimes God puts people in our lives to encourage and equip us for greater things ahead. My friend, Toni Birdsong, is that for me when it comes to all things technology.
One of her goals is to help us moms raise digital savvy kids to become critical thinkers instead of impulsive clickers. I promise you will not leave here disappointed. Toni admits that technology is some of the hardest we will understand as a parent, but gives us tools to become preparers instead of protectors.
She is a Family Safety Evangelist for Intel Security. She is an author, speaker, and cyber savvy mom of two teenagers (much to their dismay). As a family safety evangelist for Intel Security, she focuses on online safety and often speaks to educators, parents, and teens about dodging the dangers online.
Get a pen and paper, because you will leave here with a lot of information!
I promise it will be worth every minute.
IN THIS EPISODE
- Raising wise kids that are prepared for this digital world
- The warning signs to Cyber-bullying
- How to put your teenager on a “list” on Twitter
- 3 Apps we need to pay attention to
- Tips for monitoring your child and technology
- How to go from Protector to Preparer
- Toni gives an in-depth perspective on technology and its future
What to do when you want to give up and not be the “monitor” anymore.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
MY FAVORITE TAKE AWAY
Likes, clicks, thumbs up, followers, is how they get their affirmation. That has to change. - Toni BirdsongClick To Tweet
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