Gadgets are amazing…but be careful!
I’ve said these words over a thousand times while speaking to kids and parents about Internet safety. Somewhere in between bubble-wrapping your kid and preventing all exposure to technology and the other extreme of using the iPad as a babysitter, there’s a middle ground where we CAN enjoy our digital gadgets.
At Covenant Eyes, we often focus on the negative aspects of technology. We look at the dangers hidden around every virtual corner because our mission is to protect people from pornography. And, unfortunately, it’s very easy to find online.
But, let’s not forget that technology can be amazing. It connects friends and family from afar, gives us opportunities to instantly share our once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the world, and allows us to learn unbelievable things (even earn a degree) from the comfort of our home.
Think about how different your life would be if you did not have your technology available to you on a daily basis. Our phones simultaneously act as an alarm clock, calendar, and more! Let’s not forget that they actually make calls too.
Just today, I was at my kindergarten son’s school in a meeting with his speech therapists. My son struggles with spoken language, and so there I was, with my wife, being taught how to use a new app on his iPad mini that is teaching him how to speak. You better believe we are grateful for his gadget!
A #GratefulForGadgets Contest!
Because technology can be used for so much good, we want that to be our focus for this week. So between now and midnight on November 26th, we are offering a contest. The prize is 6 months free of Covenant Eyes! (If you’re a family, that’s a $90 value!)
How can you enter the contest?
- Take a photo that illustrates a way technology has bettered your life.
- Share it on social media (either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter). Make sure to tag @CovenantEyes and to use the hashtag #GratefulForGadgets. If you’re not on Twitter or Instagram, don’t worry, just visit Covenant Eyes on Facebook and share your photo in a comment on the#GratefulForGadgets post pinned to the top of our Facebook page.
One lucky participant will be announced on December 15, 2016. So what are you waiting for? Take the picture, use the hashtag, and show us why you’re #gratefulforgadgets!