Latest statistics indicate that the average American spends more than seven hours a day looking at a screen with younger Gen Z individuals averaging more than nine hours. Classical Christian schools have the advantage of influencing students’ lives for an average of six hours every school day. As we raise up the next generation, how can we be wide eyed as to the ever-changing challenges of technology, while remaining proactive in guiding and instructing our children to be wise users of this ever-present modern reality. My guest today is one of the top tech observers and family advocates who is back to share updates of new trends and offer practical ways to parent and instruct students in a world of screens.
Biography: Chris McKenna
Chris McKenna is a former middle school youth director, and author of multiple resources for families and churches, including Parenting the Internet Generation, Exposed: Breaking the Silence of Porn (for teens), and Ready: How to Heal and Protect Your Ministry from Pornography. His 2019 US Senate Judiciary Committee testimony was the catalyst for new federal and state online child protection legislation and earned PYE the Dignity Defense Alert Award in 2020. The PYE team performs hundreds of presentations at schools, churches, and nonprofits, receives over a million visits to their popular website annually, and was featured in the Childhood 2.0 movie. Chris is married to Andrea, enjoys family road trips, nature, running, and candy, and is father to four children.