ReWire: Living Faithfully in a Technological World - Page 14

Engaging Your Child This booklet asks adults to complete a scale regarding their use of technology. Consider using the scale on this page with younger children. Instruct kids to circle or tell you the number that states how they would feel in regard to each question, 1 is very sad and 10 is super happy. Use these questions as prompts to talk with your kids about their use of technology and their feelings about it. How do you feel when . . . • You have to stop playing a game and you don’t want to. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 • You don’t get your choice for a show or movie; instead your brother or sister gets first choice. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 • Someone tries to talk to you in the middle of a show or game. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 • You have to wait somewhere (like a restaurant), and you cannot use technology while you wait. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 • Your parents ask you to tell the truth about how much screen time you’ve had. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 • You’ve been asked to stop playing or watching so you can go outside and get some fresh air. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 • You haven’t played games or watched TV ALL DAY? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Parent Heart Questions 1. How do you feel about using monitoring technology for home safety or to track the whereabouts of your children? Does this technology bring you hope and comfort? 2. When was the last time your children saw you cry out to God when you needed help rather than reach for a device as your first response to a difficult situation? 14