What’s New?

Webinars by Protect Young Eyes

Webinars by Protect Young Eyes

Apps, Cell Phones, Guidelines, Hazards, Pornography, Privacy, Resources
Do you find yourself wondering about all the apps and platforms your teens are using, but not sure where to find solid, trusted information about them? Check out the Protect Young Eyes Webinar list at https://protectyoungeyes.com/the-tech-ready-parent-webinars/ 30 MINUTE WEBINARS – PRACTICAL & ACTIONABLE – 3 EVERY WEEK – FREE Upcoming Webinars include: Girls Watch Porn Too Snapchat 101 Rein in YouTube Instagram 101 Many more options on the PYE website *Please note, that although we have found valuable information from an external web page for our blog post, we do not endorse all information, religious views and opinions posted on these third-party websites.
Read More
Gabb Phone

Gabb Phone

Cell Phones, Guidelines
What is Gabb wireless? Another new device? Yes, it is a device, but considered a “safe” 1st cell phone.  Gabb wireless is a company that features a modern looking cell phone for children--or adults--without all the bells and whistles and cost.  If you are looking for a device to communicate without having the hassle of a smartphone and the potential dangerous features, this may be an option to consider.Gabb wireless was created for children to have a modern looking cell phone WITHOUT access to the internet, social media, or an app store.  As shown in prior articles, the internet & social media can be an unhealthy platform for teens.  Gabb phones feature only 14 essential apps on the phone: music, phone, messaging, contacts, camera, video, gallery, calendar, calculator, clock, voice recorder,…
Read More
The Art of Influence

The Art of Influence

Guidelines, Hazards, Privacy
60% OFF E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!! SUPER SALE STARTS TODAY!  A MUST HAVE THIS SEASON! HAVE YOU SEEN THIS YET?! Do these look like headlines you’ve seen in your inbox or on signs on your way through town? Slogans, sayings, and eye-catching headlines are everywhere, vying for our attention. Each statement intrigues our mind and influences the way we think and act based upon the response it triggers inside our brain when we see it.  A few years ago, Cambridge Analytica was in trouble with social media users and popular social media sites over how the users' information was being marketed to companies. Cambridge Analytica wanted to have influence over the outcome of certain events (such as elections) in order to sway the direction of power in certain countries. The way this company…
Read More
Sexual Abuse after Viewing Porn

Sexual Abuse after Viewing Porn

Hazards, Pornography
The rate of children sexually abusing other children has sharply increased over the past few years and can be attributed to our society’s consumption of pornography.  We desperately need to deal with the pornography plague in our families, churches, schools, and communities.  “I have said this before, and I will say it again: If we as a culture do not address the pornography problem, it will destroy us. The violent sexual ideology it is teaching to an entire generation is transforming the way millions of people see sex, relationships, and even each other. Pornography is ruining marriages, ruining families, and ruining lives. It is long past time that we woke up and realized that we simply have no choice: We must deal with this, because it is everywhere.” Jonathon van…
Read More
Artificial Intelligience

Artificial Intelligience

Hazards, Privacy
If you've ever said "Hey Google (or Siri or Alexa)", and gotten a response, you've used Artificial Intelligence, or AI.  Were you even aware of it?AI has been around for many years.  It’s been at the center of science fiction stories, and theorized about by researchers for decades.  But the computing power of the past few decades and the prevalence of the Internet has allowed many AI advancements that are now part of our everyday lives.Besides the Personal Assistants already mentioned, some other products that use AI include Pandora’s music service, Nest learning thermostat and other Smart Home technologies, automatic flying drones, self-driving cars, and emails that auto-fill as you type. (learn more)AI can also help doctors diagnose diseases, by combining information from other doctors around the world and making…
Read More
Ways to Think through New Media

Ways to Think through New Media

Guidelines
We are living in the Digital Revolution, a time of continuous and often uncomfortable change.  New opportunities arise and with it new dangers lurk, and it can be difficult to keep up with all the new developments.  The internet has changed how we live, shop, learn and find employment.  How should a Christian respond to all these changes?  How are we to navigate and shepherd our children through this?4 Biblical Principles to help guide us in the digital age:Technology is created by God, He created all of the power, minds and elements to make this all possible.Technology is not sinful in and of itself.Technology has many appropriate uses.  We can use it for communication, finances, shopping, education, Christian resources, sermons, etc…Technology has been perverted and abused by sinners.  Wasting time, pornography, gambling, …
Read More
The Most Popular Apps for Teens: What’s Hot, What’s Not

The Most Popular Apps for Teens: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Apps
These days, it's tough to keep up with the ever-changing world of apps that our children are using.  The linked article below contains a list of popular apps for teenagers and what parents should be aware of concerning these apps.  View ArticleWe have written more detailed reviews for a couple of the apps that are mentioned in this summary, including TikTok & Instagram "finsta" accounts, which you can view on our website here or our blog here.*Please note, that although we have found valuable information from an external web page for our blog post, we do not endorse all information, religious views and opinions posted on these third-party websites.
Read More
Porn Addiction Resources

Porn Addiction Resources

Pornography, Resources
We’ve compiled a few online and local resources as a starting point on your road to recovery as an individual or as a couple.  This by no means an exclusive list, there are many other excellent resources out there but hopefully this will put you in the right direction.  * Please note, that although we have found valuable information from the following sources, we do not endorse all information, religious views and opinions of these services or third-party websites.    There’s A Hole In My Sidewalk “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson  This poem has become widely known in many addiction recovery circles.  It is an incredibly powerful metaphor describing the change process that often occurs with addiction & recovery.  I walk down the street. 1. There is…
Read More
Online Education & Learning Resources

Online Education & Learning Resources

Resources
One of the goals of our Modern Media Committee is to promote the positive aspects of the internet.  We often focus, and rightly so, on the dangers of the world wide web and social media, but there are also many benefits to being connected to the world through the internet. One of these benefits, as many of us experienced when schools were shut down, is the plethora of online learning and educational sites that are available for all ages.  Whether you want to top up your knowledge on a subject or learn a completely new skill, there is no shortage of online courses to help you on your way. In fact, there are so many choices, it can be difficult to figure out which platform suits you best! The webpage…
Read More
7 Tactics of Online Predators

7 Tactics of Online Predators

Hazards
With an increased amount of time being spent on the internet during the time of quarantine - whether for homeschool or homework, increased opportunities for online predators to trap our children arise. We may believe that we are there monitoring our children and seeing what they are doing every moment, but we must be honest with ourselves. Our children have access to computers and media, even when we are not watching. They become more comfortable using the devices because of the necessity it became during homeschooling. As a result, we may see their curiosity rise and their interaction with the internet increase also. Our resources of online learning sky-rocketed during ‘stay home’ orders, and we are thankful for the resource that the internet became in helping our children to continue…
Read More