ReWire: Living Faithfully in a Technological World - Page 45

RESOURCES Many of the resources listed here, particularly in the area of internet and media safety, are technological tools. As was hopefully made clear in this series, technology is not the ultimate answer to our problems. A technical solution cannot resolve a spiritual issue for someone who does not want to change. Utilizing some of these resources can be part of a larger solution, but it cannot be a solution by itself. We encourage you to use these tools wisely, relying on God’s work within you and within your family members and community. Internet Usage Statistics: Even though widespread usage of the Internet in homes is a recent luxury, according to a 2010 national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation entitled “Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds,” “8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). And because they spend so much of that time ‘media multitasking’ (using more than one medium at a time), they actually manage to pack a total of 10 hours and 45 minutes (10:45) worth of media content into those 7 hours.” Internet Filtering: The following resources are a few highly rated and proven website filtering options for families. This is not a complete list, nor are we endorsing these products. • Bsecure™ Online is a provider of parent control software that allows parents to filter and 45