Doing a play about getting absorbed into your cellphone, unsurprisingly, has us spending a lot of time thinking about technology! While technology can be great, it can also be overwhelming and dangerous - especially for young, developing brains. Our fabulous scriptwriter and director of Screenwrecked, Jen Slack, has graciously put together a whole host of resources and articles, and we wanted to share! We hope you find some food for thought and perhaps start a conversation with your children and family about screen use.
Resources for Filtering and/or Monitoring
The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade, a strong strategy to help preserve the innocence and curiosity of childhood, while protecting kids from Internet danger that kids encounter on mobile devices.
Protect Young Eyes exists to keep kids and teens safe from the dangers lurking on portable, Internet-ready devices. They train parents and students to fight against the tidal wave of pornography, and have super helpful blogs about app safety. They are exceptionally strong in providing product knowledge about app dangers and device-level parental controls.
This organization produced two of our favorite resources, Good Pictures, Bad Pictures and Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Jr.. They are illustrated books designed to help you teach children to watch out for the dangers of pornography, all in age-appropriate language.
Anti-pornography organization aimed specifically at young people. They build awareness, provide research, and offer a recovery app called “Fortify.” Please check out their documentary, Brain Heart World!
This husband and wife duo are helping families strategize about how to be intentional with maintaining balance and relational connections while navigating the digital landscape.
Helping to synergize the anti-pornography movement on all fronts, and leading the charge when it comes to national campaigns and policy changes. NCOSE is the leading voice for this movement, and we are proud to be part of their Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation.