There’s a huge benefit in banding together with other parents in your local community as we face this paradigm shift in cyberparenting. nextTalk groups focus on biblical truths to answer the complicated questions young children are asking because of online exposure.
What does a group look like?
You can facilitate a group in your home or church.
Think about a small group of parents meeting in your home or church once a week, every other week, or whatever works for your group. This will be a safe place of community to discuss cyberparenting issues. nextTalk will provide recorded videos for your group to view. You will have a private login to access the videos. Discussion questions will be available at the end of the video.
You don’t have to teach. You don’t have to be an expert on tweens/teens, open communication or cyberparenting. Remember, none of us are experts. We are parents, learning together and sharing information. If something comes up that you are uncomfortable answering, we always suggest you refer parents to counselors, pediatricians, and medical professionals. When dealing with conditions such as life-threatening situations, self-harming, mental health issues, sexuality and transgender identity questions, etc., always seek an expert. You’re not alone. The main thing is to build a safe community where you can discuss these new cyberparenting challenges.p>