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Teaching Our Kids Digital Discernment

Last Updated: October 26, 2020

Chris McKenna

Chris McKenna is a guy with never-ending energy when it comes to fighting for the safety and protection of children. He is the founder of Protect Young Eyes, a leading digital safety organization. Chris practices his internet safety tips on his four amazing children and is regularly featured on news, radio, podcasts, and most recently on Capitol Hill for his research. His 2019 US Senate Judiciary Committee testimony was the catalyst for draft legislation that could radically change online child protection laws. With expertise in social media usage, parental controls, and pornography use in young people, Chris is highly sought after as a speaker at schools and churches. Since 2016, Chris has worked with Covenant Eyes creating educational resources to help individuals and families overcome porn. Other loves include running, spreadsheets, and candy.

As parents, it’s our job to know what our kids are doing, right? Hey, you’re going outside–great, where are you going? Who are you hanging out with? When will you be home?

Pretty standard questions.

But, when it comes to knowing what our kids do online, it’s tough to keep up when technology is ever changing and our kids are constantly confronted with so much filth and temptation. 

Teaching our children to use their technology wisely might seem like an impossible task, but we believe parents who are observant, engaged and informed often have children who learn how to use technology well. 

How have you encouraged your kids to make wise choices online?