This interview was conducted and written by Ryan Huxley, a member of the RC Boosters team. Read more about Ryan here.
A Conversation with Author/Youth-Culture-Guru Jonathan McKee.
How can today’s parents connect with their “over-connected” kids? I attended a parent workshop by Jonathan McKee where he shared ideas from his book 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid: How to Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!
Jonathan provided eye-opening studies investigating the sociological effects caused by frequent use of today’s mobiles devices. Many of the smartphone usage statistics were alarming. His combination of research and real-world application were of great value to those attending his talk.
This relates to the Christian youth exodus from the church by helping parents understand some practical steps to take to disciple their kids. With the amazing technology now available and the distractions they often are, as parents we can still take some basic steps to influence our kids in a godly fashion. In an interview, he shared more about connecting with “over-connected” kids.