Children today don’t just need to know their home address; they need to know their IP address. Kids are growing up in a world where media makes private life public and embarrassing moments viral. Today’s technology can’t be ignored by kids or their parents. The majority of students of all ages will be required to do online research for school assignments this year; most know a friend with a smart phone or an iPad or have one of their own. Current trends include Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat, but every season brings a new wave of technology.
Do you know what POS stands for? Less than 5% of parents do, but it’s text lingo for “Parents Over Shoulder.” Some parents just give up and don’t keep up. Others feel overcome by worry and try to police the potential for digital danger. Does God’s word offer any help for these new challenges?
Twenty-first century kids have moved through the portal of technology into a whole new kind of growing up. Do you know how to parent your children in the ever-changing world of technology, or do you feel overwhelmed and left behind? Today’s kids need informed parents. The cost of ignorance in the information age is too great.
About the Workshop
Join us for a workshop conducted by Sevier Heights Baptist Church Technology Director Justin McClure. Justin has worked in the IT field for 13 years, 8 of those as a Special Investigator predominantly in the field of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC). In 2004, he joined the Blount County Sheriff’s Office and helped create the Hi-tech Evidence And Technology (H.E.A.T.) Unit, which has become one of the top ICAC units in the state.
Justin has been personally involved in the online investigation, arrest and prosecution of numerous offenders, whose medium for preying on children is the internet. As a member of the H.E.A.T. Unit, he has gone online undercover and conducted hundreds of digital forensic examinations, resulting in a 100% conviction rate over his law enforcement career.
He has spoken to thousands of parents, teens, and children on the dangers that can be found online. In February 2013, Justin left the Sheriff’s Office to take the role of Information Technology Director at Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tn.
- What: Technology and Our Kids Workshop.
- Who: All parents, grandparents, leaders interested.
- When: Sept 22, 6pm-8pm
- Where: The Hub at West Park Baptist Church
- Cost: FREE
- Register online between Aug. 25 – Sept. 15
- Childcare is available with registration.
- This will be a great evening to invite friends and neighbors.
Register early! The first 200 people to sign up online will be entered to win an iPad mini to be given away the evening of the event.
Join us for a night just for parents and be empowered, equipped, and encouraged to raise kids well in the age of technology.