Friday, September 19, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Supporting, Monitoring, and Protecting Teens on Social Media

We chatted about the near-perpetual challenge of 
supporting, monitoring, and protecting teens on social media.

Tonight's chat moderated by Carolyn Clement (@singingcarolyn)

T1: At least 90% of teens have used social media. What have you noticed about the way teens use social media? T1: (cont). What apps are must-haves for the teens in your congregation? 

T2 Prep: Probably most teens in your church are using social media, and many adults too. 
T2. What are the differences you notice in the way teens & adults use social media? 

T3 prep: Think about the ways Jesus ministered to others: healing, spending time with, teaching about & showing love...what else? 
T3: How do you see teens using social media to do those same things? Heal, spend time with, teach, show love…etc 
T3a How can we encourage teens in the online ministry they are already engaged in? 

T4 Prep: We know kids can get into trouble on social media. 
T4: What are some of the dangers that you have seen for kids on social media? 
T4a: As the body of Christ, what are our responsibilities in helping kids be safe online & how can we do that? 

T5: What can we offer parents of teens to help them equip them to provide social media guidance to their teens? 

Bonus: Anyone have a link to a great resource for social media youth ministry? Please share!

Read the transcript on Storify!

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