Chuck Hagele is the Executive Director of Project Patch, an organization that “…is passionately committed to building thriving families, restoring hope to teens and empowering supportive communities.”
It’s critical that parents are invovled and aware of our kids’ use of technology–especially screens and smart devices. We also need to know how to talk about it, how to teach healthy habits, and how to respond when correction is needed.
The graphs referenced at the beginning of this talk is from the book, “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us.”
Chuck also guides us through an honest discussion of pornography’s lies. Pornography is a topic that is often avoided and misunderstood. If we understand the what it is, why it’s destructive, and how we can address it without creating more shame and secrecy around it, we can help our kids learn how and why to distance themselves from it.