I recently had a fantastic conversation with Jonathan Petersen who writes for the BibleGateway Blog. We discussed topics from my new book Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids In A Wireless World. He has published our conversation in an article titled, “Connecting with Disconnected Tech-Savvy Teens: An Interview with Dr. Kathy Koch.” Here is the introduction:

Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily—including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly,” according to a new study from Pew Research Center.

Technology is a non-negotiable for success in our educational, vocational, and social cultures. Yet, with all the advantages there are inherent dangers, deceptions, and abuses that can contribute to self-centered character, negative behaviors, and beliefs that inhibit spiritual growth.

Click here to read the full article where we cover topics like:

  • Technology is here to stay. Is that good or bad?
  • How does our modeling of technology effect children?
  • What ways can technology add stress to a teens life? … make parenting more difficult?
  • What lessons can we learn from Nehemiah and Mordecai?
  • What sites and apps can contribute positively to the technology culture?

I want to thank Jonathan Peterson and the BibleGateway Blog for the opportunity to discuss this important topic.