What We’re Learning Oct 14-21: The Bible Filter
Social media is such a big part of students’ lives and we want to give them a safe place to talk about social media and to encourage them to think wisely when interacting online. On Instagram and Snapchat we have different filters – Lo Fi, Hefe, adding dog ears or butterflies, the list goes on. What if before students posted or commented on someone’s post, they ran it through a Bible filter? What if they followed Biblical wisdom when choosing who they followed on social media? Our main goal in this series is to get students to ask themselves: How can I filter my social media posts through God’s Word? We also want students to know that it’s better for them to get their worth from God than from their likes.

Starting a Conversation:
1) What are pros of social media? Cons?
2) Before you post, how can you ask yourself: How can I filter my posts through God’s Word?

Further Resources:
1) Teens and Social Media:
This is a brief overview of what teens think about social media and its effects on them:
here

2) Social Media Can Lead to Inappropriate Posts
Your teens have always had a world with social media, and this influences both the way their generation thinks and acts. It’s important to help them understand healthy boundaries and online behavior. For more, click here

3) Gen Z: A Look Inside It’s Mobile-First Mindset
According to GenZ research by Google, getting a smart phone is now as significant a life event to most teenagers as getting a drivers’ license or graduating high school. The phone is valued as the major connection for them to the world. A big part of that is social media. For more, click here

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