Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Teen's Guide to Social Media by Jonathan McKee

    From Barbour Publishing, Don't miss this ever-needed, relevant guide for your teen! 

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My Review

Realistic, applicable, and non-accusatory- this is an excellent resource for teens and their parents! We all have a weakness for our smartphones and devices, and we all enjoy the conveniences and entertainment we derive from them. Unfortunately, we all can probably say we spend too much time on them, and there are bad people out there on the internet looking to take advantage of others- it's a reality of the world we live in. Just because someone says they're something or someone great means nothing because usually we have to take everything on social media at face value. Mr. McKee takes the Word of God, applies it to strategies with social media, and presents irrefutable evidence of the need for his tips from widely known sources of today (which he provides notations for.) He presents the facts without lumping teenagers into a group of kids who don't know left from right and are incapable of adult interaction. No one wants to be treated like that and we should be encouraging independence in our teens but guiding them with Scripture and a real life example in ourselves of how we as Christians should respond and interact over social media. Among the topics explored are how nothing really vanishes online, how we should pause before posting, how we should interact face-to-face, how to use privacy settings, how to tell if someone is "catfishing" you, how sleep is important, how hiding from parents only creates issues, and so much more. Simply written and oh so practical, you would be remiss to leave this resource out of your toolbelt for your teen children. It is extremely relevant and honestly challenged me as an adult to make sure I keep my devices to be what they should be- a helpful tool with some fun aspects. Don't hope for the best with your kids when it comes to social media- meet the challenge head on with Biblical principles and realistic strategies to help your teen become the adult he needs to be and your family to thrive as a whole.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

About the Author

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new IF I HAD A PARENTING DO OVER; 52 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE OBSESSED KID; and the Amazon "Best Seller," THE GUY'S GUIDE TO GOD, GIRLS AND THE PHONE IN YOUR POCKET. With over 20 years youth ministry experience, Jonathan speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. You can follow Jonathan on his blog at, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife, Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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