A new study by the Barna Group reveals that families are more dependent on technology and media than ever and could benefit from some reflection on how they manage their time on-line, in front of the TV and on their digital devices. The research found that:
- Parents are just as dependent on technology as teens and tweens.
- Most family member, parents included, believe technology has been a positive influence on their families.
- Very few adults or youth take substantial breaks from technology.
- Few families have heard or expect to hear churches address technology.
David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, summed up action that the findings call for: "The Christian community needs a better, more holistic understanding of how to manage existing and coming technological advances. Parents, tween and teens need more coaching and input in order to face the countless choices they make regarding how technology affects their attention, interests, talents and resources."
Read the full report at www.barna.org