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The world has changed. Social media has emerged as arguably the most pervasive discipleship force in the world. It’s shaping the way our kids think and behave. Chris Martin, author of The Wolf in Their Pockets, can help us understand the social internet and how to have better conversations with our teens. In today’s conversation, you’ll learn:

2:40 This group spends 2.5 hours a day on social media and its not teens

5:23 How to fall in a happy technology medium

11:19 Is social media spending more time with your kids than you are?

15:45 Detecting social media influences in the home

19:34 How much should we shield our children from tech?

25:04 The constant hallway performance social media requires

30:17 Social media only wants your time

Chris Martin is the author of The Wolf in Their Pockets, 13 Ways the Social Internet Threatens the People You Lead. Chris is editor of BibletoLife.com and the content marketing editor at Moody Publishers.  He is also the author of another book about technology, Terms of Service.

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