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00414 - Social Media and Young People

There are horror stories of young people being bullied, sometimes even groomed by people via social media. When young people experience peer pressure, they are intimidated to look the best and be the smartest and coolest. This puts huge negative pressure on them. They, in turn, feel they need to browse in secret and not tell you about the pressure they face.

Proverbs 22:6 says, ‘Train children to live the right way, and when they are old, they will not stray from it.’ (NCV)

Good parenting should protect children from engaging in social media too early and then, when they do, teach them how to use it properly. We can sensibly equip children to use social media through intentional training, communication, and modelling healthy digital habits. By guiding them to focus on what is good, true, and honourable, we help them navigate the digital world with wisdom and integrity.

Quote Focussing on teaching character to children will help Tham manage the pressures of life.


Lord, give me wisdom on how to talk to my children or grandchildren about this. Amen.

Action Point

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(NCV) The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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