Answering all your questions about Social Media
As you navigate the plethora of social platforms with your kids, we want you to know that Axis has your back. We’ve created six guides and a video series to educate and equip you for conversations with your teens.
Enjoy these free resources and get ready for conversations about social media with your kids!
TikTok has rapidly gained popularity among teens and tweens since its launch in 2016. For parents of young people who use the app (or keep asking to), it’s helpful to know what it is, its pitfalls and dangers, and how to talk to them about it in order to help them pursue the growth God intends for us in every area of our lives.
Social media has infiltrated our society and captured the attention of most teenagers. Sometimes, as parents, it can feel difficult to keep up with the latest trends and newest platforms. But children still need guidance, wisdom, and, yes, sometimes even boundaries to keep them healthy and safe on social media as they learn and grow.
The rising generation values authenticity and relationships. Because YouTube is a social media platform, it has provided opportunities for people to have a voice they never would have before. And it’s made it much easier for the average person to gain a following and become famous.
Influence is not a new concept—in fact, it’s been around since the beginning of time. But it’s never been so monetized or tangible as it is in today’s world. What started as a way to connect with family and friends and share life has turned into marketing, advertising, and selling products to a larger online community.
Snapchat took the world by storm, capturing teens’ attention like Facebook did in its infancy. Now that it has more features that increase its popularity and continue to be mimicked by other platforms, it’s important that we parents understand how it works, why it’s so popular, and how to have formative conversations about it with our teens.
Online profiles make it easy and tempting to “reinvent” ourselves or to project a certain image or persona, even if it’s not authentic. Instagram can easily become about making a good impression and the comparison and competition of highlight reels. How can we utilize Instagram as a platform for positive influence?
Full Social Media Guide
This toolkit will help put you back in the driver’s seat because children still need guidance, wisdom, and, yes, sometimes even boundaries to keep them healthy and safe on social media as they learn and grow. Download all five of our most popular Parent Guides to Social Media Platforms here!
A Conversation Kit On Social Media
Learn more about social media -- the good, the bad, and what the Bible has to say! Watch these teen-friendly videos alongside your kids and get started having more meaningful conversations today!