This is Part 4 of our series on “Digital Discipleship”. We’re talking about the ways to empower students to safely and effectively reach their peers and classmates through online technologies. Part 1: Current Trends...
Category: Digital Discipleship
It’s impossible to hide from Facebook – no matter how hard some people try. It’s the grand-daddy of all social media, and (while opinions are polarized on its usefulness), more people use Facebook in the US than any other social network. In case you’re not in the know, Facebook is more than just posting status updates. Hit the break below to see how most people are using Facebook.
In our first post, we discovered a startling fact: students are online longer than most adults work a full-time job. But, this week, we learn a new (and very surprising) statistic: about 74% of parents have no idea what their students do online. And don’t think that students are entirely off the hook on this statistic: the same study says 46% of students mentioned “changing their behavior” if their parents knew what they were doing.
I don’t know about you, but to me… that’s troubling.
The average teenager spends 44.5 hours per week in front of a screen.
Let’s just let that sink in for a minute: chances are high that you work a full-time job. Most full time jobs are 8am (or 9am) to 5pm. With an hour for lunch, that’s 36-40 hour work-weeks. The average teenager spends more time on a screen than you do at your job.